African news. Kenya elections 2022 IEBC Official found dead. Missing Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) returning officer for Embakasi East constituency, Daniel Mbolu Musyoka, has been found dead.
Daniel Mbolu Musyoka went missing on August 11 at East Africa Aviation tallying centre after excusing himself to make a private call at around 9:45 AM.
A group of herders found the 53-year-old’s body in a river near Kilombero, Loitoktok in Kenya and reported the situation to police officers.
The body of the missing IEBC official Daniel Mbolu Musyoka was identified by his sisters Mary Mwikali and Ann Mboya at a local morgue.
“The body of the deceased vide my earlier OB no 20/15/08/2022 has been identified as of one Daniel Mbolu Musyoka by his sisters namely Mary Mwikali and Ann Mboya at Loitokitok sub –county,” the police report read.
Roselyn Akombe, former IEBC commissioner, expressed her sadness on the incident and called for a speedy investigation.
“Devastated that the missing RO (Returning Officer) has been found murdered in a forest. I remember Mbolu as a diligent officer who dedicated his life to public service,” she stated on her twitter handle. “I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends & colleagues. A public inquest into his death is urgent.”
Akombe who fled to New York and resigned in the run-up to the 2017 Presidential Repeat election, said she was aware of the struggles her former staff and colleagues were facing during the tallying of presidential elections.
This news came soon after Kenyan declared current Deputy President William Samoei Ruto as Kenya’s 5th president. He has served under Uhuru Kenyatta’s rule.
The results were assumed false and the opposition has teased about contesting the election results in a court of law as per the Constitution.
SOURCE: CAPITAL NEWS