Monday, 23 July, 2018

Election official's murder shocks Kenya's president

Independent Boundaries and Election Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati Kenyan election official found dead days before national vote
Andrew Cummings | 02 August, 2017, 00:50

A top official from Kenya's electoral body who went missing on Friday has been found on Monday murdered with one of his arms cut off, police said Monday.

The electoral commission chairman, Wafula Chebukati, has called the death a "brutal murder" and called for security for all commission staff.

"The only issue is who killed him and why".

Msando was in charge of a system of electronic voter identification and ballot counting seen as crucial to avoid rigging.

Other commissioners received two more bodyguards each. "If a Recce Squad could be summoned to protect DP Ruto's home from an armed hawker, how couldn't they have tracked and protected Chris Msando", said the leaders ass quoted on Citizen TV on Tuesday, August 1.

Before his murder, Mr. Msando announced that the system could not be hacked.

Because of Mr. Msando's key role in the systems created to ensure vote-counting accuracy, Mr. Bellamy said, his death is likely to cast doubt on the credibility of the election, thus heightening the risk of post-election violence.

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Human Rights Watch called for his death to be urgently investigated.

The new Kenya Integrated Electoral Management System (KIEMS) developed by Msando will count and transmit this election's results.

Chebukati, who addressed journalists outside the Nairobi's city morgue, said the voting authority is working with police to find those responsible for Msando's death.

"ICJ Kenya is deeply concerned with the continued unexplained insecurity incidents across the country and the extrajudicial killings".

A screenshot of Moses Kuria's deleted post about Msando's whereabouts when he was still considered missing.

Msando had last been heard from early Saturday - when he sent a text message to a colleague. Both were naked and appeared to have been tortured before their bodies were dumped in a forest in Kiambu outside Nairobi. His body was not identified until Monday, July 31.

The presidential race is very close: Opposition leader Raila Odinga is favoured by 49 percent of voters compared with President Uhuru Kenyatta's 48 percent, according to a poll of 5,000 Kenyans across 47 counties released on Tuesday by Infotrak Research and Consulting.

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