An Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) staff who was reported missing has been found.
Japhet Dibo who was working at IEBC’s Information and Technology (IT) department had been reported missing on August 18.
According to his lawyer, Trevor Lichuma, the IT technician was taken by unknown people on the said day and released the following day at around 2 pm.
His forced disappearance forced his family to file a missing person report at Kasarani Police Station under OB number 39/19/08/2022.
“Detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are investigating the matter and we hope they will get to the bottom of it all,” Lichuma said.
Dibo’s wife, Flora Aluoch said on the fateful day, her husband left his office in the company of an unknown man and never returned.
“We are okay and he is at home, there is nothing to worry about,” Aluoch said.
Dibo owns an IT company dubbed Dial Africa which is headquartered at Kenya Institute of Supplies Management Towers in Nairobi.
He was contracted by IEBC as an IT consultant in the concluded General Election.
KILIMANI SUB COUNTY
KILIMANI POLICE STATION
SUB: MISSING PERSON REPORT
OB 39/19/08/2022 AT1540HRS REFERS
It was reported by one Flora Alouch of mobile no. 0710885653 that yesterday the 18/8/2022 at about 2000hrs her husband one Japhet Dibo an adult male who owns Dial
— Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@CisNyakundy) August 20, 2022
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati had earlier complained that IEBC staff were being subjected to intimidation and harassment by people who wanted to compromise the integrity of the election process.
He said officials had been threatened with dire consequences while others were kidnapped and put behind bars for unknown reasons.
“We have walked the journey of ensuring Kenyans get free, fair and credible elections. It’s not been an easy journey. Right now two of my commissioners and the CEO are injured; we have staff who have been profiled
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“There is a staff member who disappeared while on duty. We have staff who have been arbitrarily arrested for no reason and I don’t know where they are at the moment,” said Chebukati.
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