IEBC Official Goes Missing

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    IEBC preparing to give a press at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi on August 5
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  • The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Returning Officer for Embakasi East has gone missing.

    IEBC chairperson, Wafula Chebukati, announced on Friday night, August 12, that Daniel Musyoka went missing yesterday (August 11), and could not be traced.

    He further added that the Commission could not reach him through his phone as it was off.

    IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati at the National Tallying Centre in Bomas of Kenya on Friday, August 12, 2022.
    IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati at the National Tallying Centre in Bomas of Kenya on Friday, August 12, 2022.
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    "The returning officer has been reported missing from the Embakasi tallying center. Reports received by the Commission indicated that at around 9 am yesterday, he was escorted to the tallying center by his bodyguard.

    "At around 9:45 am he excused himself to make a phone call but did not return to the office," Chebukati stated.

    The Commission has since filed a missing persons report at the Embakasi Police Station and has called on the investigative agencies to move with speed and ensure his whereabouts are known. 

    "The Commission is deeply concerned about this unfortunate incident and calls upon the relevant security agencies to investigate this matter," he stated.

    Further, Chebukati announced that Musyoka's duties were being handled by the Deputy Returning Officer as they wait for the police to complete their investigations.

    The police are yet to issue a statement on the progress of their investigations.

    Chebukati made the announcement during their daily briefings on the verification of the Form 34Bs submitted by RO's across the country.

    IEBC is currently undertaking the verification of presidential results from the over 40,000 polling stations across the country alongside agents of the four presidential candidates.

    IEBC indicated that it was almost halfway through the process with 290 Form 34Bs already submitted at the national tallying center.

    UDA team at the National Tallying Centre in Bomas of Kenya on Friday, August 12, 2022.
    UDA team at the National Tallying Centre in Bomas of Kenya on Friday, August 12, 2022.
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