LET US NOT FORGET

Who killed IEBC tech guru Chris Msando?

He made adamant public pronouncements that the 2017 transmission system was foolproof

In Summary

• As the 2022 general election nears, let us not forget slain IEBC technology manager Chris Msando who publicly boasted the system was foolproof.

• Some people didn't want a foolproof system. Police were supposed to investigate, leave no stone unturned, but it seems not even a pebble has been dislodged.

Civil society demonstrators protest against the torture-murder of Chris Msando, IEBC's technology manager killed a few days before the 2017 general election
JUSTICE? Civil society demonstrators protest against the torture-murder of Chris Msando, IEBC's technology manager killed a few days before the 2017 general election
Image: REUTERS

The murder of IEBC technology manager Chris Msando is one of Kenya's most high-profile unsolved cases.

He was outspoken that the transmission system for the 2017 election was foolproof. 

Today (Thursday) marks the fifth anniversary of the discovery of his tortured body dumped near a thicket on Nairobi's outskirts. 

His death cast a pall over that election.

The slaying bore the hallmarks of a political assassination. The motive seemed to have been linked to the outcome of the hotly contested poll because he was key to its credibility.

The killers might have wanted to get passwords.

The police made a series of routine promises about no stone left unturned. It seems not a pebble has been disturbed.

Msando's family and the public want assurance such a high-profile manager could not be picked from his car yet his killers remain free.

Msando must never be forgotten. The killers must be brought to justice. Perhaps Martha Karua can do it.

The police have cracked many complicated cases.

Then-Police IG Joseph Boinnet said the murder was a grave crime and a special DCI Homicide team had been set up.

“We are following certain crucial leads we believe could lead to the arrest and prosecution of the murderers,” Boinnet said.

(Edited by V. Graham)

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