Chris Msando murder already being looked through political blinders

IEBC data centre and infrastructure boss Chris Msando. He was strangled, autopsy revealed. FILE PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Even before his death of was confirmed, many of those allied to Mr Odinga seemed to take it as a matter of faith that Mr Msando was a victim of the system for political motives related to his work at the IEBC.
  • Kalonzo Musyoka  and demanded assurances that the elections will remain credible and that there was no mischief over the killing.
  • Jubilee social media propaganda machine started spreading a diagram illustrating Mr Msando's alleged links to Mr Odinga, suggesting that he was part of a Nasa rigging plan.
  • Mr Msando’s killing came not just on the final lap towards a fiercely contested election, but in the midst of happenings and political rhetoric that had put election security on top of the agenda.

Investigations are still in the early stages, but there is doubt that the murder of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission's (IEBC) ICT manager Christopher Msando is already being looked at through political blinders.

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