– Slain IEBC technology boss Chris Msando would have celebrated his 47th birthday today, Saturday, December 28
– The fallen IEBC official was killed in July 2017, 10 days before the August 8 General Election
– Akombe has yet again tributed him as a person who upheld integrity but people who never liked this virtue silenced him
– She resigned from the IEBC shortly after the Supreme Court annulled the August 8 presidential election and ordered a repeat
Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioner Roselyn Akombe has continued to mourn her slain colleague Chris Msando.
Msando, who was IEBC’s Information Communication and Technology (ICT) manager, was born on December 28, 1972, and would be celebrating his 47th birthday today, Saturday, December 28, if his life was not gruesomely ended.
The fallen ICT manager at the poll agency was killed shortly before the hotly contested August 2017 General Election. According to Akombe, he was silenced for swearing to uphold integrity in the election.
“He should have turned 47 today. He should have been celebrating with his children and wife. Ready for the New Year celebrations.
And a new school year for his kids. But he sought to protect the integrity of our elections. And for that, he was silenced,” Akombe tweeted.
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As was earlier reported by TUKO.co.ke, Msando was found dead in the outskirts of Nairobi on Friday, July 28, 2017, just 10 days before the 2017 General Election. The election was held on August 8.
His body, which had visible marks of torture, was identified at City Mortuary on Monday, July 31, 2017, after he was reported missing.
The IEBC employee was buried at his Siaya home on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
During his funeral, leaders called for thorough investigations into the heinous murder crime that shook the nation.
On December 17, 2018, Akombe said she looked forward to the day when the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) will call for a public inquest into Msando’s death.
Akombe, who resigned from the IEBC shortly after the election, offered to be among those who will be interviewed on oath about the murder.
“Looking forward to the DCI requesting a public inquest into the brutal torture and murder of my colleague Chris Msando and Ms Ngumbu. I confirm my availability to be interviewed under oath,” she wrote in a statement.
The ex-commissioner has since the death of Msando, referred to him as her hero stating that his good deeds will forever remain ached on her heart.
“Chris Msando, you will forever be my #MashujaaDay hero for standing for the truth and integrity and sadly paying the ultimate price in the most brutal and horrific manner. May your kids grow up with the knowledge of your service to your country,” she tweeted during October 20, 2018, Mashujaa Day celebrations.
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