Prior to his torture and murder Chris Msando informed Central Police station over threats to his life last year, IG Joseph Boinnet has said.
Boinnet said the slain IEBC ICT manager told police he received abusive and threatening text messages from several unknown people.
“Msando did indeed report to Central police station on December 22, 2016 that during the month of October, some unknown persons using three cellphone numbers sent him abusive and threatening messages,” the IG said in a statement on Tuesday.
Boinnet said Msando was referred to the DCIO Central but declined to record a statement, saying he would do it later.
Msando reportedly went missing last Friday. He was found dead a day later in Kikuyu and his body taken to City Mortuary.
In the latest update, police say Msando left the IEBC Anniversary Towers headquarters last Friday at 8.50pm.
Later that night, he was seen with the second victim Carol Sharif Ngumbu a club on Koinange street.
“A waiter at Club 7 confirmed that Msando met with Ngumbu and another man at the club. The waiter further said the man left earlier, then Msando and Ngumbu left at about 1am [on Saturday],” Boinnet’s statement reads.
Msando’s vehicle KCB 262Q was spotted on Uhuru Highway-Haille Selasie roundabout at 2.24am, then captured on cameras a minute later at the Bunyala road roundabout.
“In both instances it has two occupants (a male and female) in the front seats on board,” Boinnet said.
The vehicle was captured again on camera at 2.34am on Mombasa road towards Nyayo Stadium, “but this time around it was only with one male occupant on the driver’s seat”.
Boinnet said the car was found on Sunday near TRM on Thika Superhighway.
He said a water vendor in Roysambu told police the vehicle was once parked in the area for about two weeks.
“We wish to appeal to members of the public to volunteer any information that may assist the police with investigations,” the IG’s statement reads.
He said they have established various leads and are still pursuing the matter.
President Uhuru Kenyatta asked police to quickly probe the killing and torture of the IEBC acting ICT director and said tight security should be given to IEBC staff and politicians.
“Careless speculation in this time of grief only makes the work of investigators harder and only adds to the pain of those who loved him,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.
The President also expressed shock at the murder of Ngumbu.
Ngumbu, 21, was from Gachie, Kiambu county, and had just completed her studies at the Karen campus of Kenya Medical Training College.
She would have graduated in December this year.