• He was the Returning Officer for Embakasi East Constituency in the August 9 polls.

• Police said they arrested the men as suspects in the probe into the murder of Musyoka whose body was dumped in Loitoktok, Kajiado on August 15, days after he had been kidnapped by unknown people from Embakasi area.

4 arrested with slain IEBC official Daniel Musyoka’s phone

After they were discovered in possession of a cellphone belonging to dead Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission official Daniel Musyoka, four people were arrested on Tuesday.

Musyoka's body was found in Loitoktok, Kajiado on August 15, days after he had been abducted by unidentified individuals from the Embakasi area.

According to police, they have detained the men as suspects in the murder investigation.

He was the Returning Officer for Embakasi East Constituency in the August 9 polls.

Police said the detained suspects had handled the deceased’s mobile phone, formatted it before selling it to an unsuspecting woman in Kisii.

The suspects include three technicians who repair mobile phones in the Central Business District.

Detectives handling the case said they traced the woman in Kisii and recovered the phone before rounding up the other men who had handled the gadget.

One of the suspects told police he collected the phone on Mombasa Road on August 14, which was three days after Musyoka went missing.

He then took it to the technicians in the city centre for repairs and formatting.

“He says he did not know the phone belonged to someone who had been killed and that he took it to the people who repair the gadgets before he sold it to the woman,” said a police officer aware of the probe.

The woman who police is aging was questioned and let free as police may turn her as a witness.

She told police a relative bought it for her and she had used it for a month.

The detectives said they do not believe they have the prime killers of Musyoka but investigations are ongoing.

The four were Wednesday August 19 expected in Makadara court where police planned to ask for more days under miscellaneous application to hold them as they continue with investigations.

An autopsy on the body of Musyoka showed he was strangled. He also had bodily injuries. Police are still investigating the case.

Musyoka’s relatives claimed that their kin could have been killed for refusing to take a bribe. The police have urged patience as investigations go on. They warned the public against handling property they cannot verify the origin. 

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