FBI, Scotland Yard offers help in investigating IEBC’s ICT Director murder

Briatin’s Scotland Yard and America’s FBI may be roped into the investigations on the murder of IEBC’s tech Guru Chris Musando who was found murdered.

Immediately after the murder of Musando hit the headlines on Monday, the two foreign entities offered to help Kenya.

In a statement to the press on Monday, US Ambassador and Britain High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey condemned Musando’s killing.

They also said that while they welcome Kenya’s commitment to investigating the murder, they are ready to offer their assistance.

“We have offered our assistance in the investigation.”

The deceased was the ICT director at the poll agency. He was reported missing on Friday night and police mounted a search for him only to find his body dumped in Kikuyu on Monday.

It is said his body had torture marks including a broken arm and cuts on his hand. He had been stripped to his boxers by his torturers.

In May, he reported threats to his life to authorities at Central Police Station according to a close friend.

Police from Kikuyu found his body dumped at Muguga forest in Kikuyu constituency on Saturday but it was hard for them to identify it since he had no documentation and no report had been made at the time of anyone fitting his description missing.

Another body of a woman was also found near where his body had been dumped. It had earlier been alleged that he was in the company of an unidentified woman. This, however, has not been confirmed.

His death came at a critical time when he was to lead the agency in a dry run of its integrated electoral management system (KIEMS).

The system has the capability to identify a voter through his/her biometrics, transmit and tally results as well.

It was to be tested today across all the 47 counties but it has been shelved in light of Musando’s death who was heading the whole process.

IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati has demanded they be told why Musando was murdered.

IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba also made a similar demand.

DCI Director Ndegwa Muhoro on Monday said they will do everything possible to ensure they weed out the murders.

He also said that if need be, they will enlist the support of FBI and Scotland Yard in investigating the murder.

A post mortem on his body is expected to be conducted today.

His brother, Peter Musando said the family has been shocked by the news and he called for speedy investigations into the murder.