Nairobi News

GeneralHashtagMust Read

Babu Owino mourns death of slain IEBC official

Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has sent a message of condolence to the family and friends of Mr Daniel Mbolu Musyoka, the missing Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Returning Officer of Embakasi East.

Musyoka was on Monday, August 15 found dead, after he was reported missing for five days.

In a message on his official social media accounts, the lawmaker, who is serving his second term in parliament, urged relevant authorities to conduct thorough investigations and bring the culprits who prematurely ended the life of the IEBC staff to book.

“I am saddened by the death of former Embakasi East constituency IEBC Returning Officer Mr Musyoka. I send my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the late Mr Musyoka,” said Mr Owino.

Also Read: Wife recounts last conversation with missing IEBC official

Mr Musyoka, 53, went missing on Thursday, August 11 under unclear circumstances while he was still on duty – never to be heard of from – by his colleagues and family.

The announcement was made public by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati on Friday, August 12, at the Bomas of Kenya during the Presidential election results verification process.

In his statement, Mr Chebukati said that Mr Musyoka went missing at 9 am at the East Africa School of Aviation where the tallying of presidential election results from the Embakasi East constituency was being conducted.

His body was found in the Kilombero forest near Amboseli National Park in Kajiado Sub-County and was positively identified by his two sisters Mary Mwikali and Ann Mboya.

Also read: 5 facts we know so far about the missing IEBC officer

On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) from the Forensic Unit arrived at the Loitoktok Sub County hospital morgue for preliminary investigations into the death of Mr Musyoka.

Loitoktok Sub-County police boss Mr Kipruto Ruto said that the body was discovered in the forest which is at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro by herders.

“The body of the IEBC official was dumped in the valley of a dry seasonal river. Herders bumped into the lifeless body as they were grazing,” Mr Ruto said.

Check out more entertaining stories

Double tragedy: Protesting Governor Wa Iria gets stuck in lift at IEBC offices

Reverend Natasha pens a moving message to Raila Odinga

Alfred Mutua credits Ruto’s win to news anchors Yvonne Okwara and Eric Latiff