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Akombe blasts Ruto over his remarks on plot to abduct and murder Chebukati

January 18th, 2023 2 min read

Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioner Dr Roselyn Akombe has weighed in on President William Ruto’s remarks on the plot to abduct and murder Wafula Chebukati.

Dr Akombe said it was interesting that the Head of State was more concerned about the possible murders rather than solving the ones that have actually happened in the past.

“Interesting that we can seek public inquiries on allegations of murder but not on actual murders,” Akombe tweeted.

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Akombe might have been referring to the mysterious disappearance and sudden death of the late ICT manager Chris Msando who was found dead at the Muguga Forest in Kiambu.

The fateful day’s event were communicated by the IEBC, on July 2017 in a tweet that stated, “The commission wishes to notify the public that one of its ICT managers was last seen on Friday night. The last communication from him is an SMS text sent to one of his colleagues at around 3 am on Saturday morning.”

Msando’s body would then be found alongside that of a 21-year-old Carol Ngumbu hours after his vehicle was found behind Thika Road Mall, off the Thika Superhighway in Nairobi.

Before his demise, Msando was the ICT director in an acting capacity after Mr James Muhati was sent on a 30-day compulsory leave on May 27 after failing to cooperate with the audit department.

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A post-mortem conducted on Msando showed that he died from strangulation and also had incisions on his right arm, but the rest of the body was intact. However, his mysterious disappearance and death have never been solved nor have his killers been brought to book.

His death in the line of duty is not the only case that has been reported. As recent as last year, Embakasi East’s Returning Officer Daniel Musyoka was also found dead with his body being found in Kajiado.

Though there were no visible signs of struggle and torture on the victims body, Loitoktok police boss Kipruto Ruto shared that the middle aged man body was discovered in the Kilombero forest at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro by herders.

Gichugu constituency’s Returning Officer Geoffrey Gitobu also passed away mysteriously, having collapsed. His brother claimed that the late did not have any underlying medical issues prior to his death.

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