US and UK offer to assist Kenya in investigating Msando murder

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The United States ambassador to Kenya His Excellency Robert Godec
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His Excellency Nic Hailey
High Commissioner for the United Kingdom

The United States and the United Kingdom have offered assistance to Kenya in efforts to get the killers and motive into the murder of IEBC ICT manager Chris Msando.

US ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec and British High Commissioner Nic Hailey said they were gravely concerned with the murder of Msando as they condoled with the family, friends and the entire IEBC team. “It is critical that Kenya have free, fair, credible and peaceful elections on August 8, and protection for IEBC staff is essential to achieving this goal.”

They said they welcome the Government of Kenya’s commitment to investigate the murder.

“We have offered our assistance in the investigation,” they added. The body of Msando was found in Mguga Forest in Kikuyu hours after he had gone missing.

He had been tortured before his murder. His naked body was discovered by locals who called police.

He had an injury in the head, neck, back and right hand.

Msando had gone missing on Friday night. He was last spotted on Mombasa Road at about 2.30 am on Saturday.

His car was found abandoned in Roysambu area on Saturday morning. It was towed to Kasarani police station Sunday night.

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Joint Statement by the U.S Ambassador and the UK High Commissioner on the murder of IEBC’s official

The United States and the United Kingdom are gravely concerned by the murder of IEBC’s Systems Development Manager Christopher Msando. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and the entire IEBC team. It is critical that Kenya have free, fair, credible and peaceful elections on August 8, and protection for IEBC staff is essential to achieving this goal. We welcome the Government of Kenya’s commitment to investigating the murder. We have offered our assistance in the investigation.

Robert F. Godec
Ambassador of the United States
Nic Hailey
High Commissioner for the United Kingdom
By U.S. Embassy Kenya | 31 July, 2017

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IEBC ICT manager Chris Msando was murdered and his body was found in Mguga Forest in Kikuyu hours after he had gone missing.

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