Kenya election official tortured, murdered before vote, officials say

Kenya election official tortured, murdered before vote, officials sayBy Katharine Houreld 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. “The only issue is who killed him and why … I demand from the government that they provide security for all members of the IEBC for them to give Kenya free and fair elections.” Kenya’s main opposition group, the National Super Alliance (NASA), which has repeatedly accused the government of trying to rig elections, immediately called a news conference.



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