Haji directs Mutyambai to probe murder of IEBC Returning Officer Musyoka

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 18 Aug, 2022 21:10 | 2 mins read
Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji. PHOTO/File

Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji has directed the National Police Service Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai to commence investigations into the death of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) Returning Officer for Embakasi East, Daniel Musyoka, and forward the file for action within seven days.

Haji's directive comes hours after IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, called on the relevant authorities to investigate and prosecute the killers of Musyoka.

"You are hereby directed to undertake comprehensive investigations into the matter contained in the statement by the IEBC Chairman under Article 157(4) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, and submit the resultant investigation file within seven days of the date hereof," the ODPP statement read in part.

Musyoka reported missing

IEBC official murder
The late Embakasi East Returning Officer Daniel Musyoka. PHOTO/Courtesy

Musyoka, 50, was reported missing on August 11, 2022, and the body was later found in Loitoktok.

He disappeared at the East Africa School of Aviation tallying center on August 9.

According to a police report seen by K24 Digital on Thursday, August 11, 2022, Musyioka was escorted from his house by his bodyguard to the tallying center, and at around 9:45 am he excused himself to make a call but he did not return.

His duties at the tallying center were conducted by the deputy returning officer.

His body was discovered by herders in Oloitoktok forest in Kajiado county.

An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, and the samples were subjected to further forensic analysis at the government laboratory in Nairobi.

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