National Super Alliance has demanded the appointment of ICT experts from the United Nations or a Commonwealth country to replace the slain Christopher Msando at the IEBC.
Addressing the press on Tuesday, NASA principal Musalia Mudavadi said they do not trust a local replacement expressing concern that IEBC’s Integrated Elections Management System may have been tampered with.
Mudavadi noted that the murder of Chris Msando has raised questions on the credibility of the August 8 elections, saying if the IEBC security systems have been tampered with then there should be a review of the entire electoral process.
Msando’s body was identified by his family on Monday, two days after he was reported missing.
Chronology of events
News of Msando’s disappearance emerged on Saturday morning with IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati coming forward to confirm the reports on Sunday.
On Saturday, police from Kikuyu are said to have found two bodies (now confirmed to be of Msando and a female victim) in a forest in the area and took the bodies to City Mortuary, not knowing who the victims were.
It was until Monday when the family which had been looking for Msando since Saturday got to go to Mortuary and confirmed his identity.
His killing has thrown the country into a state of distress with IEBC being forced to postpone its dry run for the Kenya Integrated Elections Management System (KIEMS) to Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the United States and the UK have expressed willingness to offer support in the investigation of Msando’s killing and the motive being it.
Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Director Ndegwa Muhoro has however said he has a team that is capable of doing the job, though noting that he may reach out to “outside” support if need be.
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