The family of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Embakasi East Returning Officer Daniel Mbolu Musyoka who went missing on election day only to turn up dead have linked his murder to a failed bribery attempt.
Musyoka’s sister Ann Mbolu and her husband (Musyoka’s brother-in-law) Jackson Muimi said their kin was an earnestly religious person. Perhaps, his death resulted from his refusal to be bribed by his killers.
“We know who Daniel is, he cannot be compromised by anyone. I suspect that someone must have attempted to bribe him to change the numbers in the just-concluded election, and he refused,” Muimi said.
Muimi and Ann emphasised Musyoka was honest, had no enemies and provided for his extended family regardless of age and birth position.
“He is the most honest person we have in the family. I am married in Machakos and Musyoka was also able to provide for my husband and me whenever we were in need... He had no enemies, everywhere,” Ann said.
“We are just praying to God to guide the family he has left behind. He was the only breadwinner in the entire family.”
IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati announced Musyoka went missing on Tuesday at 9:45 am at the East African School of Aviation where the tallying process of the presidential election results from the Embakasi East constituency was ongoing after he excused himself for a phone call.
A group of herders discovered Musyoka’s body early Monday in Kilombero forest at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro days later, an area that has earned a reputation as a dumping site for murder victims.