Nairobi: Panic As Senior IEBC Official Goes Missing

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chair Wafula Chebukati on Friday evening revealed that a constituency returning officer for Embakasi East has gone missing.

Chebukati while addressing the press on Friday evening said officer Daniel Musyoka could not be traced from Thursday, August 11.

The IEBC Chair said the official was at the East African School of Aviation tallying centre when he disappeared at 9: 45 am.

“Musyokas family and the Commission have been trying to reach him without success. A report of a missing person has been made at Embakasi police station,” Chebukati said.

Chebukati said the officer’s deputy has assumed his role even as they work on tracing him.

Sourced told Nairobi Leo that that Musyoka was not available for the handover of the certificates to winners of various elective seats.

The elected MCAs and Member of Parliament, Babu Owino received their certificates from another IEBC official who stood in for Musyoka.

On Tuesday, during the voting day. journalists who tried to access Musyoka were told that he was out taking a ‘break’.

His absence caused a stand off as aspirants demanded his presence.

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