Its now six years since former IEBC boss was allegedly tortured to death
It is now six years since Chris Msando, the former Information, Communication, and Technology boss at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was allegedly tortured to death and the family is yet to get justice.
The family, on July 28, 2023, celebrated the sixth anniversary since Mr Msando was found dead just a few days before the August 2017 elections.
“As we commemorate the sixth anniversary of your departure, we fondly remember the cherished moments that we shared together. Your presence may no longer be with us, but your love and beautiful memories that you left behind continue to shine bright in our hearts,” part of a condolence message published in the obituary section of Daily Nation read.
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It further said that Mr Msando was to continue resting in peace and that their love for him was still active and fresh.
Mr Msando was allegedly severely tortured and strangled to death an autopsy report revealed following his death.
The Chief government pathologist said that the former IEBC official had deep scratches and cuts on his back and hands. He was in charge of Kenya’s computerized voting system.
His body was discovered next to the corpse of a woman identified as Ms Carol Ngumbu in a forest on Nairobi’s outskirts.
In his last interview on a local Television station, Mr Msando said that they were well prepared and it was all system go for the 2017 general elections.
“No rigging, no hacking and no manipulations of votes this time,” Msando assured. “Everything is set in a way that only one person has the password that controls the entire streaming of results.”
Mr Wafula Chebukati, the former chair of IEBC, said it was clear that Mr Msando was tortured and murdered.
The police assured the public that they would thoroughly investigate the issue, but unfortunately, no significant progress was made, and the murder case remains unresolved.
However, to date no one has been arrested or charged with the murder of the former IEBC official.
The outspoken IEBC official had also said that the transmission system for the 2017 general election was foolproof.
Meanwhile, a senior official in the office of the Deputy President has died.
In an obituary seen by Nairobi News the official identified as Benjamin Gitonga Kanyi alias Daddy died on Saturday, July 22, 2023.
“It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden demise of Benjamin Gitonga Kanyi (Daddy) of the office of the Deputy President on June 22, 2023, around noon after a short illness,” the obituary read in part.
The family plans to lay his body to rest on Friday, July 23, 2022, at his home in Rureraini Village, Kieni constituency in Nyeri County.