This is what the relatives, villagers say of Chris Msando

Police spokesperson Charles Owino has said that an intensive investigation is still undergoing.

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Led by Siaya County governor Cornel Rasanga hundreds of villagers thronged Msando’s home on Monday evening and Tuesday morning to console with the family.

Rasanga quipped that the slain might have been murdered for the crucial role he was to play in the elections slated for August 8.

"He was a forthright person and must have been killed because of his commitment to the August 8 elections," said Rasanga.

Family members who opted to speak to the media described Msando as a dedicated individual who had “urged them not to call him regularly as he was focused on delivering the free and fair elections in August.”

Family members told the Standard that the late had assured the family that he would only go home after delivering the elections successfully.

“Until recently, we rarely used to call him (Msando) because he told us he would only come home after the elections because he was extremely busy ensuring they went on smoothly," said Samson Okulo, his cousin.

Social Media

Villagers said that their sorrows deepened when the news of his disappearance was splashed all over social media.

Msando's brother, Maurice Odhiambo, told reporters that he first learnt of his brother's demise on social media.

"Since my brother was reported missing, I have been trying to reach him through his phone. It has been a trying moment for the family," said Mr Odhiambo.

The father of four was living with his ailing mother in Nairobi and his father passed on a while ago.

Way forward

Meanwhile, police spokesperson Charles Owino has said that an intensive investigation is still undergoing.

The key role of the slain officer at the polls team was to protect and man the electronic transfer of election details including results from all over the 40,000 polling stations spread across 47 counties.

Meanwhile the IEBC team led by Wafula Chebukati has demanded a tough investigation into the murder. He has also urged the police to provide security to all the IEBC staff.

There have been allegations that two other key commissioners at the IEBC are set to quit their jobs following mounting security threats.

IEBC communication Manager Andrew Limo, has not responded to the queries directed to him by P Live Kenya.

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