Chebukati condemns murder of IEBC official, calls for speedy investigations

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairperson has condemned the murder of Embakasi East Returning Officer, Daniel Musyoka.

While condoling the family of the slain IEBC official, Chebukati called on security agencies to speedily investigate and apprehend his killers.

“The Commission is saddened by the murder of its Returning Officer for Embakasi East Constituency, Mr. Daniel Musyoka, and expresses its deepest condolences to the family and friends,” he said.

Musyoka went missing on 11th August 2022, and his body later found in Loitoktok, Kajiado County on 15th August 2022 after being positively identified by his family members after it was discovered by Maasai herders along the Meriko River.

He was last seen at the constituency’s tallying centre before he was reported missing.

“Mr. Musyoka just like the late ICT Manager, Chris Msando, was murdered while on duty. This was a well-trained officer who performed his duty with utmost honesty, integrity, and dedication,” he added.

“It is unfortunate that his stand to do the right thing cost his life. As the Commission condoles with the family of Mr. Musyoka, we call on security agencies to speedily investigate and apprehend his killers,” said the IEBC Chairperson.

He assured Musyoka’s family that the commission will journey with them as they make plans to lay him to rest.

Pathologists have conducted a post mortem on the body of slain IEBC official, Daniel Musyoka, after his remains were discovered in a thicket in Loitokitok on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Kenya National Commission for Human Rights (KNCHR) has called for a speedy investigation in to the murder.

KNCHR’s Chairperson, Roseline Adede, said her commission was also concerned about reports of intimidation, harassment and attack of the Commission’s Chairperson Wafula Chebukati, two commissioners and the Chief Executive Officer.

Adede further called upon the political divide to desist from engaging in violent acts and inciting their supporters.

  

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