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Missing Embakasi IEBC official found dead in Kajiado, police say

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By Judith Gicobi

Daniel Mbolu Musyoka, the missing returning officer for Embakasi East for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), has been found dead in Kajiado.

The body was recognized by his sisters Mary Mwikali and Ann Mboya at the Loitokitok sub-county mortuary, according to Loitok tok police chief Kipruto Ruto.

“His two sisters identified the body lying at Loitoktok sub county hospital last night. We are waiting communication from police headquarters either to ferry the body to city mortuary or to remain here,” Mr Ruto said.

The 53-year-old Mr. Musyoka was the returning officer at the Nairobi County polling place in Embakasi East.

Mr. Ruto reports that herders at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro’s Kilombero forest found the body of a middle-aged man early on Monday.

Herders discovered the grisly discovery. According to reports, the body was thrown into the valley of a seasonal dry river.

The location is infamous for being where murder victims are dumped.

Despite the fact that the man’s clothes, a track suit and a Maasai shuka, were discovered at the valley’s edge, the police chief said the body was naked.

The victim’s body bore obvious evidence of struggle and torture, he said. No identity documents were found near the man’s body.

“It is evident that the victim was killed elsewhere and the body dumped in the valley. The body has scars indicating torture before the death. He possibly died a painful death,” Mr Ruto said.

Police officials took fingerprints, and the body was then moved to the mortuary of the Loitokitok Sub-County Hospital pending identification.

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“We are reaching out to families that have lost their loved ones to come for identification as we wait for fingerprints processing,” said the police boss who added that they could not conjecture as to the identify of the dead individual.

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