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Fears Kenyatta intends to elongate stay in office after murder of electoral officer

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Fears Kenyatta intends to elongate stay in office after murder of electoral officer

The death of Chris Musando, deputy ICT director of Independence Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) whose body was found after he went missing since Friday, has raised fears that President Uhuru Kenyatta may just be gearing up to elongate his stay in office.

However, when his body was found alongside an unidentified woman moments after his vehicle was seen parked in Roysambu, Nairobi, the police ruled out any foul play leading to his death.

Musonda’s mysterious demise is coming eight days before Kenya’s general election scheduled for August 8.

Read also: Kenyan Deputy President attacked by gunmen

According to reports, before his death, Musando, one of the few persons with knowledge on the location of IEBC servers, had reported to the police about death threats on him by unknown persons.

His demise is coming three days after the western town residence of Kenya’s Deputy President, William Ruto, was attacked by unknown gunmen but fortunately, Ruto and his family were absent when the assailants struck.

A police officer guarding the residence was wounded, KTN News reported, while NTV News said gunshots could still be heard from the scene for hours untill calm was restored.

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