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Chris Msando death: What we know

Monday July 31 2017

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IEBC Manager of ICT Chris Msando, who went missing on Friday, has been found dead.

His body was found in Kikuyu, in the outskirts of Nairobi on Saturday morning and taken to City Mortuary. However, it was only on Monday that it was identified by relatives and colleagues before being transferred to Lee Funeral Home.

This is what the Nation knows so far:

• Chris was last seen at his office at Anniversary Towers in Nairobi on Friday, July 28, at 10pm.

• Police preliminary investigations into his disappearance showed that he was at Marshalls House on Harambee Avenue at 2am on Saturday.

• A security camera captured him in his grey Land Rover Discovery on Mombasa Road on Saturday, at 2.30am.


• His family failed to reach him on phone from 3am on Saturday. They had communicated with him some 30 minutes earlier.

• He sent his last SMS to one of his colleagues at 3am on Saturday.

• Chris went missing for eight hours, from 3am Saturday until mid-morning.

• Police brought his body to City Mortuary on Saturday, 11.20am. It is not clear what time the officers discovered and collected the remains from a bush in Kikuyu, Kiambu County.

• Police found his vehicle — the grey Land Rover Discovery— on Thika road, behind Thika Road Mall, on Monday 2.30am. It was towed to Kasarani Police Station.

• Police found Msando's body and that of an unidentified woman in Kikuyu, Kiambu County. It is not clear what time this happened.

• His family had reported him missing at Embakasi Police Station on Saturday, July 29.

• Chris had received death threats and he had reported the matter to Central Police Station. The threats were linked to his job, police say.

• The body has been moved from City Mortuary to Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi.

• IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati believes Mr Msando was tortured and that his death is murder.