By Isaac Kitty
The family and close relatives of slain IEBC technology manager Chris Msando pleads to the government to speed up investigations into his murder. Led by the late Msando’s mother, Maria Oloo Msando, the family wants the authority to bring the actual perpetrators behind his death to book. “It is high time the government broke its silence on the circumstances surrounding my son’s death to render justice to the honest young man who died while serving this country,” said Mrs Msando at his rural home in Lifunga, Ugenya sub-County. Mrs Msando is yet to come to terms with the sudden death of her son two months later.
The slain IEBC ICT manager’s mother described her son as a caring young man and questioned his killers’ motives. Mr Chris Msando at the time of his untimely death was IEBC’s deputy director of ICT. He was Bducted and found dead in bushes of Kikuyu forest in Kiambu County. His mutilated body revealed through a post-mortem he was strangled.
His death came barely a few days to August 8 General Elections his relatives and opposition leaders believes he was killed intentionally to facilitate rigging. The suspect who was arrested over his murder shocked many after police released him for lack of evidence.
Mrs Msando’s mother said Chris’ death had robbed her of a dear person in her life making it difficult for her to eat and sleep. She has been unable to continue with her regular medication whose bill her son catered. She added “my son was a very disciplined young man. I do not think he committed any serious offence worthy his death. The IEBC should have sacked him or arrested him for any malpractices, they have to tell us what went wrong.
Alice Msando the deceased elder sister called on government to allow external investigation agencies like Federal Bureau of Investigations and Scotland Yard to unearth the puzzle behind his death “it is very sad that no politician or government is talking about Chris’ death by now and yet he was an important servant in the job of ensuring free and fair elections. We want the government to allow other investigative agencies to handle the matter,” she echoed.