Daniel Musyoka, a Returning Officer of Embakasi East constituency in Kenya is missing, according to Wafula Chebukati, the Chairperson of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Chebukati made the announcement on Friday evening at the Bomas of Kenya which is serving as the commission’s national tallying center.

“We wish to inform the country that our Returning Officer of Embakasi East constituency Mr Daniel Musyoka has been reported missing while on duty at the East African School of Aviation tallying centre,” Chebukati says.

“The report received by the Commission indicate that at around 9am on August 11 (Thursday), he was escorted from his house to the office (tallying centre) by his body guards. At around 9:45am, he excused himself to make a telephone call but he did not return to office,” he adds.

Chebukati explains that the Commission and Musyoka’s family have been trying to reach him without success. They have since made a report of a missing person at Embakasi police station.

Musyoka’s duties, according to Chebukati, are now being handled by being handled by his Deputy.

The development is likely to spur further concerns about security of the officials of the IEBC who are maning the ongoing tallying and verification exercise of the results of the polls. The Commission has for days appealed to the media and other members of the public to desist from publicizing the identity of its officials.

On Friday, the Commonwealth Observer Group noted that the election day was largely peaceful and orderly, with voters, who turned out in large numbers, expressing their commitment to peaceful elections.

It also commended IEBC and polling staff for their respective roles in ensuring that the close of polls and counting of votes followed due process, with a high degree of transparency.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is an experienced Ugandan multimedia Journalist with a background of fact checking and thorough research. He is very passionate about current African affairs particularly Horn of Africa. He...

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