Electronic Voting Chief Murdered Days Before Kenya's Presidential Election

Top official of Kenya's electoral body goes missing

It has been reported he feared for his life.

Elections in Kenya are full circumstances for financial specialists in light of the fact that a disagreement regarding the result of a 2007 vote activated two months of brutality that left 1,100 individuals dead.

Msando was in charge of managing information technology systems at the electoral commission.

"The only issue is who killed him and why ..."

A few dozen Kenyans - mostly civil servants - on Tuesday took to the streets of the Kenyan capital Nairobi to protest the torture and murder of elections board IT director Chris Msando. His body, stripped to his underwear, was found on Sunday (July 30) and identified the following day.

"The killing of the IT savvy Msando was extrajudicial and this has hit a red-line in the country". In 2013, electronic voting machines suffered widespread malfunctions.

His demise is coming three days after the western town residence of Kenya's Deputy President, William Ruto, was attacked by unknown gunmen but fortunately, Ruto and his family were absent when the assailants struck.

A mortuary employee said Msando's body was brought in by police on Saturday alongside that of a woman.

In the close presidential race between incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and National Super Alliance (NASA) candidate Raila Odinga, partisan suspicions are already running high: Past elections in Kenya were fraught with accusations of fraud.

Because of Mr. Msando's key role in the systems created to ensure vote-counting accuracy, Mr. Bellamy said, his death is likely to cast doubt on the credibility of the election, thus heightening the risk of post-election violence.

"The timing of his torture and murder serves to undermine Kenya's election management body", he added as the group sang and held up banners denouncing the killing.

Chebukati said he was due to meet Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet to discuss security enhancement, and that whoever killed Msando would not succeed in breaching the security of IEBC's electronic voting system.

Both sides have accused the other of underhand tactics in the run-up to the polls, with the president saying Odinga was trying to divide the nation and provoke violence, and the opposition leader claiming Kenyatta planned to rig the poll.

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