– IEBC has assured Kenyans that all shall be well following the murder of IT boss Chris Msando
Kenya’s electoral commission The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has assured Kenyans of continuity and safety of the August 8 Generel Election despite the controversial death of its senior IT specialist, Chris Msando Monday.
The IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati in a statement released Monday soon as Msando was confirmed dead said though the deceased was at the center of its ICT systems, he has left behind a competent team that would ensure free, fair and credible elections.
“The commission is aware of the discussions in the public sphere regarding possible implications to our ICT system. We would like to reiterate that the commission has put in place elaborate business continuity plan to mitigate against a variety of risks including possible absence of key resource persons,” Chebukati said.
Msando went missing on the evening of Friday, July 28. IEBC officially announced his kidnap on Sunday.
Yesterday morning his car was found parked outside a flat in Roysambu as the nation wide search was mounted.
Hours later, his family announced founding his body lying in the Nairobi City Mortuary.
Records at the mortuary indicated that Msando’s body was taken to the morgue by police on Saturday, July 29, at around 11 am.
Msando has been described as an IT guru and among the very few people who knew Kenyas where the IEBC servers are located.