Today marks one year since the brutal murder of Chris Msando.
Msando, who was acting ICT manager of the electoral agency, IEBC, was found dead on July 29 amid preparations for the August 8, 2017 general election.
The IT expert was kidnapped and tortured before his naked and lifeless body was discovered alongside a female companion, Carol Ngumbu. They were discovered by locals in Mguga Forest, Kikuyu.
His autopsy revealed that he had died from strangulation and had incisions on his right arm.
In an obituary that ran in the Nation paper, his family continue to eulogise Msando as a loving and generous man, whose life was a blessing. They also missed his smile and his sense of humor.
Days have turned into a year since the Saturday morning when you were brutally murdered. but those who mean so much to us are never really gone, for in our thoughts and in our hearts, their memories still lives on.
The memory of you will never grow old. We miss your smile, your generosity, your sense of humor and your loving nature.Your life to us was a blessing and you were loved beyond measure.
Msando’s family are planning a memorial service at Christ the King Catholic church in Embakasi this coming Saturday.
There will also be a requiem mass celebration on Friday, 17th August at his rural home in Ugenya, Lifunga Kobiero, Siaya county.
Msando left behind a wife, Eva Buyu and five children. In March this year, Msando’s widow, appealed for help to cater for her children.
In a moving letter sent to Kisumu governor Anyang Nyong who read it at Kenya Human Rights 25 years celebrations at a Nairobi hotel, the late Msando’s widow pleaded for any job at any organisation in order to educate her children.
In the letter, the widow lamented that IEBC where his late husband worked had abandoned her family.
‘I don’t want to submit myself to another man in order to feed my children. I will appreciate any decent job that will enable me cater for my family,” said Eva Buyu.