•"Who would benefit from the death of a returning officer between a winner and a loser?" Owino posed.
•In an address to the press, Mureithi blamed Owino and linked him to the murder.
Embakasi East MP-elect Babu Owino has refuted claims linking him to the killing of slain IEBC official Daniel Musyoka.
Owino spoke to the Star on Wednesday when he denied the claims made by his UDA competitor Francis Mureithi.
"Who would benefit from the death of returning officer, between a winner and a loser? Would I kill a returning officer who was meant to announce me as a winner, with 57,000 votes? " Owino posed.
"It seems he has already conducted an investigation and finished it, why hasn't he gone to the DCI to report?"
Former UDA candidate Francis Mureithi on Wednesday linked Embakasi East MP-elect Babu Owino with the murder of an IEBC official. https://bit.ly/3Qw3VTk
In an address to the press, Mureithi blamed Owino and linked him to the murder.
"There is sufficient reason to believe that there is a connection between this murder and Owino and his colleagues' illegal access to the tallying center," Mureithi said.
The former UDA candidate also blamed security agencies for failing to provide full security to the slain elections official.
"If the OCS and OCPD had assigned Musyoka bodyguards as required, I challenge them to give the media the names of these bodyguards," Mureithi said.
Together with another competitor, Joash Omwenga, the two leaders also questioned several instances of violence in the area.
They still blamed what they termed as 'reluctant' security officials from doing their job.
Owino garnered 53,195 votes while Mureithi who was vying on a UDA ticket had 26,699