Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) CEO Ezra Chiloba has divulged details on the contents of the last text message Msando (IEBC ICT Manager) apparently sent before he was brutally killed.
Mr Chiloba said that Msando had communicated to his colleague before he met his death.
“We were very confident that he was alive. The reason is that at about 3 O’clock in the morning he had sent a text message to one of his colleagues who had lost his father and the burial was being conducted on Saturday informing him that he might not make it.
“So basically excusing himself in advance. That gave us an assurance that this person was conscious he knew what was happening that he knew his programme the following day,” Chiloba narrated.
The IEBC boss described Msando as an excellent performer who had the ability to solve the hardest problems in the IT field.
The Interior Principal Secretary, Dr Karanja Kibicho, cautioned the public not to speculate about the death of the slain IEBC official.
Speaking on Monday, Dr Kibicho said police should be left to do their job of investigating the ICT manager’s death.
“The body of the IEBC officer who was reported missing was found on Monday. That matter is with the detectives. It is unfair to start speculation that he had secrets,” Dr Kibicho said during a joint meeting with election observers, media owners, and officials of the Editors’ Guild at a Nairobi hotel.
The PS denied reports by the National Super Alliance (NASA) Presidential candidate Raila Odinga that the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) was involved in a plan to rig the elections.
The electoral agency official’s body was found at City Mortuary by family members on Monday.
There were several cuts on the head and hands and blood was oozing from the nose and ears.
Other reports indicated there were signs his hands had been tied up.