Daniel Musyoka Murder: Police Launch Manhunt for Bodaboda Captured by CCTV Camera

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    Missing Embakasi East Returning Officer Daniel Musyoka.
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  • Daniel Musyoka, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) returning officer who was found dead after going missing, was last seen speaking to a boda boda rider.

    In CCTV footage obtained by police officers on Thursday, August 18, Musyoka was last seen speaking to the rider on Church Road, Tassia, in Embakasi East constituency.

    On the motorbike was a pillion passenger, who also engaged the IEBC official for a while before leaving.

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    A voter uses a BVR kit.
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    Musyoka stood at the same spot for one minute, 28 seconds, during which he received a phone call. He then left, with the time stamp of the video reading 11.30 a.m August 11.

    The police have since launched a manhunt for the rider and pillion passengers captured in the footage.

    In addition, they are probing how the returning officer moved from the East African School of Aviation to Church Road, which was 1.2 kilometres away within a short time.

    Security guards manning the gate at the tallying centre noted that he checked in at 9.30 a.m on the day he disappeared. His colleagues had earlier told the police that he informed them that he was taking a short break but never returned.

    Detectives began tracing his last physical and digital footprints from his home, to the tallying centre, then to Church Road and eventually to Oloitoktok where his body was found.

    In an earlier statement, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji gave the Inspector General of the National Police Service, Hillary Mutyambai, seven days to table the findings of investigations into Musyoka's murder.

    "You are  directed to undertake comprehensive investigations into the matter and submit the resultant investigation file within seven days thereof," Haji wrote.

    Investigations are ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators of the murder. A postmortem on his body failed to conclusively reveal the cause of his death.

    He not only had strangulation marks and several bruises. Government pathologists collected samples from his body for further forensic examination and analysis before they issue a comprehensive toxicological report.

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    A collage of DPP Noordin Haji and IG Hillary Mutyambai.
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