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Secret phone, CCTV footage at the center of slain IEBC official murder case

A secret phone and CCTV footage are now at the center stage of investigations into the brutal murder of Mr Daniel Musyoka, who was the Embakasi East constituency Returning Officer and staff of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Already, detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on the evening of Thursday, August 18, 2022, finally managed to get CCTV footage which captured the last moments of Mr Musyoka.

The footage clearly captures Mr Musyoka who was found dead on August 15 and his body dumped in Loitoktok, Kajiado County speaking to a bodaboda rider at 10:30 am on Church Road, Tassia in Embakasi East constituency.

A pillion passenger who was also on the motorbike spoke with the official for some time before the motorbike left in the opposite direction.

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The Returning Officer was left standing at the same place where he spoke with the duo for one minute and 30 seconds before he was seen answering a phone call.

He then left at the same time and that was the last moment he was seen alive.

A detective privy to the ongoing investigations told Nairobi News that they were also trying to find out the phone number of a secret phone he was having on a fateful day that he went missing.

“There is another phone that he was having and using on the day that he disappeared, it is believed that the phone number once its known will further give details of what might have taken place,” said the detective who spoke on condition of anonymity as they are not authorised to speak to the media.

Nairobi news this week exclusively reported that Mr Musyoka’s phone signal was last traced to Mihang’o in Utawala, Nairobi County, a distance of 12.4 kilometers.

It has also emerged that his known phone number’s signal was last traced to Mihang’o in Utawala, Nairobi County.

Our source further said that the bodaboda rider was a man of interest in the ongoing investigations and a manhunt had been launched for him.

“Currently, detectives want to know who is the bodaboda rider that was seen engaging with the rider and his pillion passenger.

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Once we get them they will record statements which are believed to be key in the ongoing investigations,” said the officer.

Our source further revealed that the officers were interested to find out how he managed to walk a distance of 1 kilometre from the East African School of Aviation which was the constituency’s tallying center to Church Road within a short time.

Already, IEBC staff and security guards at the tallying center have said that the deceased had checked in at 9:30 am but walked out moments later saying that he would be back.

This week, Mr Francis Mureithi, who was eyeing the Embakasi East parliamentary seat but lost to Mr Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino sensationally claimed that the latter had something to do with the murder.

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Mr Mureithi who garnered 26,699 votes against Mr Owino who garnered 53,195 votes further claimed that already key witnesses in the brutal murder of the IEBC staff were being threatened and he asked they are provided with protection.

However, in a rejoinder, Mr Owino who said that he had already sued Mr Mureithi for defamation defended himself saying that he did not have anything to do with the murder because he had already won the elections.

“He disappeared moments before he could declare who had won in the elections. At the time it was already clear that I had won the elections against my unworthy opponent Mr Mureithi.

When someone dies the first question is who will benefit from the death of this person?” he posed.

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