Embakasi East Returning Officer, Daniel Musyoka, has been reported missing.
In an update on Friday, August 12, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati announced that the official went missing on Thursday, August 11.
He said Musyoka went missing while on duty at the East Africa School of Aviation tallying center.
“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.
A report of a missing person has since been made at Embakasi Police Station.
Wafula Chebukati: We wish to inform the country that our Returning Officer of Embakasi East, Mr Daniel Musyoka, has been reported missing while on duty at the East African School of Aviation tallying centre #KenyaDecides2022 #KenyasChoice2022 #KenyaElections2022 pic.twitter.com/pVHdv0fB50
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) August 12, 2022
As earlier reported on GOTTA.news, drama ensued at the The Bomas of Kenya after United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance agents clashed.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is using the venue as the national tallying center.
The heated confrontation ensued over a suspicious gadget reportedly sneaked into the auditorium by UDA agents.
The Azimio team is said to have noted the presence of the gadget and complained halting the verification of the presidential results for a moment.
The chaos drew the attention of IEBC commissioners with Abdi Guliye calling in the security and kicking out all agents from the floor; except for the chief agents.
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He also called for an urgent meeting with the chief agents of both Azimio and UDA.
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