Kenya Elections: Daniel Musyoka-Missing Embakasi IEBC Returning Officer Found Dead

Kenya Elections: Daniel Musyoka-Missing Embakasi IEBC Returning Officer Found Dead

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By Spy Uganda Correspondent

Kenya: Embakasi East Returning Officer Daniel Musyoka, who went missing on Thursday, has been found dead in Amboseli Park, Kajiado county.

Police officers from Loitoktok, Kajiado South sub-county confirmed that they received an alert after a body of a middle-aged man was found in the forest.

The body was positively identified by his sisters; Mary Mwikali and Ann Mboya at the Loitokitok sub-county mortuary.

Loitoktok police boss Kipruto Ruto said; “His two sisters identified the body lying at Loitokntok sub-county hospital last night. We are waiting for communication from police headquarters either to ferry the body to the city mortuary or to remain here.”

“It was evident the victim was killed elsewhere and the body dumped in the valley. The body had scars indicating torture from assailants before the death. He possibly died a painful death,” he added.

The police believe Musyoka was killed elsewhere and his body thrown in the forest. According to the officers, his body had visible signs of torture and struggle but they are waiting for a postmortem.

IEBC chairperson, Wafula Chebukati, announced on Friday night, August 12, that Daniel Musyoka went missing yesterday (August 11), and could not be traced.

He further added that the Commission could not reach him through his phone as it was off.

“The returning officer has been reported missing from the Embakasi tallying centre. Reports received by the Commission indicated that at around 9 am yesterday, he was escorted to the tallying centre by his bodyguard.

“At around 9:45 am he excused himself to make a phone call but did not return to the office,” Chebukati stated.

The Commission filed a missing person report at the Embakasi Police Station and has called on the investigative agencies to move with speed and ensure his whereabouts are known.

“The Commission is deeply concerned about this unfortunate incident and calls upon the relevant security agencies to investigate this matter,” he stated.

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