September 19, 2019

Missing IEBC ICT director found dead at City Mortuary

ICT Director Chris Musando who has been missing since Saturday has been found dead.

His body was found at City mortuary on Monday hours after is car was found parked at TRM Mall in Roysambu on Sunday.

His death comes hours before testing of the results transmission system.

His Land Rover Discovery car which he is reported to have been driving was found parked at TRM Mall in Roysambu by police on Sunday. It was towed to Kasarani Police Station but he was nowhere to be found.

His family had reported  his disappearance to Embakasi police station on Saturday and police mounted a search for him.

IEBC’s Chair in a statement said they last saw and heard from the acting ICT Director on Friday night.

“The commission wishes to notify the public that one of its ICT managers was last seen on Friday night. The last communication from him is an SMS text sent to one of his colleagues at around 3am on Saturday morning,” he said.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigation in a statement to the press on Monday said they were working tirelessly to ensure they establish the whereabouts of Musando.

IEBC was set to launch a public test on the result transmission technology ahead of the polls across the 47 counties as prescribed by the law.

The technology comprises specially configured mobile phones that transmit the results after tallying.

The commission has said this is a crucial test in a move aimed at ensuring everything works well to avoid repetition of what happened in 2013 when technology failed dismally during polling day.

Musando has been steering IEBC’s ICT department since the end of June following the suspension of the then ICT chief James Muhati.