Following the death of Daniel Musyoka, a cloud of grief descended on Nyonjoro Village in Lanet, Nakuru County.
Musyoka, an Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) employee who went missing on August 11, was found murdered on August 15 in Oloitoktok, Kajiado County.
On Friday, August 12, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati made Musyoka’s disappearance public.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the Embakasi East Returning Officer was tortured to death.
Close relatives of Musyoka now claim that their kin could have been killed for refusing to take a bribe.
According to his family members, the victim was a God-fearing man and could have refused a bribe from his perpetrators. They suspect that someone must have tried to bribe him to manipulate the numbers in the August 9 election, and he refused.
Musyoka’s wife revealed that he requested to be prayed for before leaving his Nakuru church for work in Nairobi.
However, his church’s prayers for his safe return in Nakuru ended in tears and sorrow.
Musyoka’s body will be postmortem today, and police will wait for the results before ramping up their investigation.