Kenya election official tortured, murdered before vote, officials say

4 August 2017


NAIROBI (Reuters) - A senior Kenyan election official was found murdered on Monday, three days after he went missing, poll officials said, as opposition leaders warned the killing could plunge next week's national vote into turmoil.

Chris Msando, the election board's head of information, communication and technology, was tortured before he died, the board told journalists, without giving further details. He was responsible for the computer system that will gather election results.

Kenyans - who saw their 2007 election descend into ethnic violence - will chose their next president, lawmakers and local representatives on Tuesday next week.

Source: Reuters