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Mystery caller is the focus of DPP and detectives on the murder of IEBC official

August 17th, 2022 2 min read

Detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are currently pursuing several angles that will help them crack the premature death of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) returning officer Daniel Mbolu Musyoka.

Musyoka, 53, went missing mid-last week only to be found dead on Monday, August 15.

A sleuth privy to the ongoing investigations told Nairobi News that already officers were trying to find out who is the mysterious caller who reached out to Mr Musyoka.

According to reports, Mr Musyoka was called while he was at the East Africa School of Aviation where the tallying of presidential election results from the Embakasi East constituency was being conducted.

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Also, his colleagues who were at the tallying center which was the last place he was seen alive will be recording statements as the investigations go on.

“Currently, the phone records are part of the focus as this investigation goes on.

It will be important to know who the person that made the call was, that saw the returning officer leave his work station never to be seen again until his body was found this week,” said the detective who spoke on condition of anonymity as they are not authorised to speak to the media.

Mr Musyoka’s body was found dumped at Kilombero forest near Amboseli National Park in Kajiado Sub-County and also at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro by herders’ police said on Tuesday.

Loitoktok Sub-County police boss Mr Kipruto Ruto said that the body was discovered in the forest and positively identified by his two sisters; Ann Mboya and Mary Mwikali.

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

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Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji on Wednesday, August 17, said that his office was closely following up on the death.

“ODPP is following up the case of missing and subsequent death of Daniel Mbolu Musyoka, an IEBC Returning Officer for Embakasi East Constituency, whose body was found today in Loitoktok, Kajiado Sub-County,” Mr Haji said in a statement on his official Twitter account.

Mr Musyoka, went missing on Thursday, August 11 in unclear circumstances while still on duty.

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

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