The Returning Officer who was reported missing by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has been found dead.
Daniel Mbolu Musyoka was reportedly found dead in Kilombero, Loitoktok.
It is said that the deceased was previously serving in the area at the same capacity before being transferred to Embakasi East.
In a briefing on Friday, August 12, Chebukati announced that Musyoka went missing while on duty at the East Africa School of Aviation tallying center.
This is despite having security.
“Reports received by the commission indicate that about 9 am, he was escorted from his house to the tallying center by his bodyguard
“At around 9:45 am, he excused himself to make a telephone call, but did not return to the office,” Chebukati said.
Chebukati said that the commission and the Returning Officer’s family tried to reach him bit their efforts were all in vain.
According to Musyoka’s daughter, Prudence Mbolu, her last phone conversation with her father was on August 10, a day before he was reported missing.
“On Thursday, August 11, my mother tried to reach him on phone but he was unavailable. We did not give too much thought to it given that IEBC officials were busy tallying the votes
“In the afternoon, however, we expected to see him announcing the results for Embakasi East constituency but it was someone different and not him. Upon seeing that, we tried calling him again but he was unavailable,” she said.
IEBC is yet to issue a formal statement on the same.
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