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Monday, July 31, 2017

Murder Leads to Fears of Another Rigged Election in Kenya

Kenyan election manager Chris Msando
found dead days before election
By Ed Adamczyk

The body of Chris Msando, IT manager of Kenya's Information and Boundaries Commission and spokesman for Kenya's electronic voting system, was found dead on Saturday, days before a presidential election. Screenshot courtesy of IEBC

UPI -- A co-developer of Kenya's allegedly hackproof voting system was found dead with one arm cut off, police said, days before a federal election.

Chris Msando, information technology director for the Kenyan government's regulatory agency known as the Independent Electrical and Boundaries Commission, had been missing since Friday. His body, and that of an unidentified woman, was found on the outskirts of Nairobi, the capital, on Saturday.

In anticipation of an Aug. 9 presidential election, expected to be a close contest between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and challenger Raila Odinga, Msando was a frequent guest on Kenyan media. He aimed to assure voters that IEBC's new electronic voting machines could not be hacked or that vote counts could not be duplicated. Msando was one of the few people in Kenya who knew the location of the IEBC's servers.

Problems with electronic voting in the closely contested 2013 election led to accusations the vote was rigged. Over 1,200 people died in ethnic, post-election violence in 2007.