Election Official in Kenya Found Dead

Election Official in Kenya Found Dead

Election Official in Kenya Found Dead

Mr. Msando's wife, Elsa Auma, had reported him missing on Sunday morning.

According to Daily Nation news paper, Msando's widow was also questioned by detectives who are seeking to piece together his last moments and find his killers.

He went on to add that Msando's body was found on Saturday at 11.20am in Kikuyu before the family had reported on his going missing.

"There was no doubt he was tortured and murdered", IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati told reporters.

Following Msando's cold blood killing, it has now emerged that he had recorded a statement at Central police station saying his life was in danger weeks prior.

Chiloba now says that every ballot paper issued will have to be accounted for in a polling day diary with the Kenya Integrated Management System (KIEMS) gadget deployed to every polling center occasionally updating IEBC on the voter turnout against total registered members in the center.

Slain Kenyan election official Chris Msando.

"Msando's murder is the most horrendous incident this election year, but it is not the only one with the potential to sow fear".

"All presidential candidates and their running mates also need to have security to avert any excuses of postponing the elections", President Kenyatta said during a Jubilee campaign rally.

Kenya has a history of political assassinations, extra judicial killings and electoral violence, especially around electoral seasons.

Rashid Abdi, regional analyst at worldwide crisis group, also expressed fear that public confidence in the vote could be affected.

A nationwide poll released Tuesday by Infotrak said support for main opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose popularity has been growing in recent weeks, was at 49 percent while Kenyatta was at 48 percent.

Odinga said fraud robbed him of victory in the past two elections. The toxic politics that led to the murders of political luminaries such as Tom Mboya, JM Kariuki, Pio Gama Pinto and Robert Ouko, as well as election violence in 1988, 1992, 1997, 2007 and 2013, is still with us.

In 2007, he called for street protests after tallying was abruptly stopped and a victor announced.

The announcement of Msando's death came days after an attacker killed a policeman outside the vice president's country home.

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