Kenyans react to death missing of IEBC manager Chris Msando

The body of Chris Msando, a top information technology manager at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), has been identified at the city morgue, according to IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati.A police officer, who spoke to Anadolu Agency at the Nairobi mortuary on condition of anonymity, confirmed that his body was found on Sunday. His department was responsible for voter identification and result transmission technology for the August 8 elections.Local media portal, Star newspaper, however, reports that the body of Chris Msando had been found with a severed arm along with the body of an unidentified woman in the Kikuyu suburb, located on the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi.The NASA leaders said Chris on television last week assured Kenyans that they need not worry about the KIEMS system as he was sure it would work. In 2013, electronic voting machines suffered widespread malfunctions.With only a week to the election, this is no doubt another testing time for Kenya and it can only emerge from this tense moment by holding credible elections and arresting and prosecuting Mr Msando’s killers.His death will exacerbate growing concerns about the IEBC’s election preparedness and questions about its credibility.Both sides have accused the other of underhanded tactics in the run-up to the polls, with the president saying Odinga is trying to divide the nation and provoke violence, and the opposition leader claiming Kenyatta plans to rig the poll.Some fear there could be violent clashes between rival supporters after the result is announced, with the losers refusing to accept defeat.More than 1,200 people were killed in ethnic, post-election violence in Kenya after a general election about 10 years ago.The government denied ICC accusations that its witnesses had been intimidated to prevent them from testifying.