Babu Owino mourns slain IEBC officer

The vocal MP is widely known for his controversial statements

Piece by: Dennis Milimo

• The late Peter Mbolu Musyoka was the returning officer at Embakasi East Constituency. 

• The body of the officer was found in Kilimbero forest by herders.

in a file photo
Daniel Musyoka in a file photo
Image: Courtesy

Embakasi East Member of Parliament (MP) Babu Owino has sent a message of condolence to the family and friends of IEBC returning officer Peter Musyoka Mbolu.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, Owino called upon detectives to speed up investigations into the mysterious murder of the IEBC officer.

I am saddened by the death of former Embakasi East constituency IEBC Returning Officer Mr . Musyoka. I send my condolences to the family, friends, and Colleagues of the late Mr. Musyoka. I urge the relevant authorities to conduct thorough investigations and bring the culprits to book.

Mr. Musyoka who was the returning officer in Embakasi East Constituency was found dead on Monday in Kilimbero forest, at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro by herders.

He went missing on August 11, under unclear circumstances while on duty.  

His lifeless body is being preserved at the Loitokitok Sub County hospital in Kajiado as DCI officers commence investigations into the murder.  


Preliminary reports details that the late Musyoka seemed to have been tortured to death.

Exiled Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna also mourned Musyoka, appealing to DCI boss George Kinoti to look into the murder with the agency it deserves.

My condolences to the family of IEBC returning officer for Embakasi ECst constituency, who was abducted, tortured and murdered preliminary investigations show that the murder was part of the plot to rig elections.

Yesterday, former IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe eulogized the late Musyoka as a diligent officer.

Devastated that the missing IEBC RO has been found murdered in a forest. I remember Mbolu as a diligent officer who dedicated his life to public service.

I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends & colleagues. A public inquest into his death is urgent.

In 2017, another IEBC official Chris Msando was killed days before the general election. Msando was discovered next to the corpse of a woman identified as Carol Ngumbu.

He was the ICT manager at IEBC – in charge of Kenya’s computerized voting system.

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