Msando casts dark shadow over Uhuru’s election win

From left: IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, CEO Ezra Chiloba and ICT Manager Chris Msando addressing journalists at the commission’s offices in Nairobi. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The opposition saw his murder as part of an alleged vote rigging plot by the State through the breach of the IT system, which has become a major battlefront in Kenya’s elections following claims that the IEBC servers were breached in 2013.

  • Kenyans tend to remember particular elections more for some key happenings defining them than who won them.

  • Both the IEBC and the observers on Friday declared the election free, fair and credible.

The awkward moment at Bomas of Kenya on Friday night was when Wafula Chebukati, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman, asked everyone in the auditorium, including senior State officials, to rise and observe a minute’s silence in honour of the late Chris Msando and another election official.

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