The police officers investigating the cruel murder of the Embakasi East Constituency IEBC returning officer Daniel Mbolu Musyoka are on the trail of an unidentified lady seen having a conversation with him outside the East African School of Aviation before he went missing.
According to reports, Musyoka left the tallying center through the exit gate 15 minutes after reporting for duty.
A close source who is privy to the investigations wanted to remain anonymous to Citizen Tv that Mr. Musyoka looked disturbed hours before the declaration of the Constituency results.
A week has passed since he disappeared and his body was recovered on Monday 15th August, the officers from DCI have been trying to reconstruct his movements from the tallying center to Oloitoktok where his body was discovered.
With the help of CCTV footage collected from different angles within the Tallying center and Tassia area of Embakasi, the detectives have managed to put pieces together information that could lead to the unraveling of the murder of Mr. Musyoka.
The said source also told Citizen Tv of a mysterious lady who was last seen talking with Musyoka outside the Tallying center around 10 am on 11th August 11th.
That happened after Mr. Musyoka excused himself to the nearest chemist to buy medicine, it is reported that he declined to be escorted by his bodyguard and his driver.
The sources also disclosed that the boda boda passenger seen talking to Mr. Musyoka is a clerk who was leaving the station after a night shift.
“I spoke to him on Wednesday night and he told me that he had started receiving results from the various polling stations. The only challenge he said he faced was that original copies of the form 34A had been stolen from one of his colleagues,” Justus Mbithi, his colleague told Citizen Tv
“I don’t think that such a problem would have made him leave the tallying center.”
Further details of the night of the incident reveal that the IEBC official appeared a disturbed man.
At some point in the night, he sought some time alone in an empty room within the Tallying Centre.
At 4:30 am he went to a house that he shared with a friend. They reportedly cooked tea before retiring to bed. He would wake up later and report for duty at 9:30 before leaving 15 minutes later.
“I had spoken to him two days before he went missing and he told me everything was okay but he told me should anything happen I should make sure that my phone stays on since he would come to seek sanctuary at my place,” the deceased’s cousin Nicholas Musyoka said.
“The last time I saw my dad I was with him at our rural home in Machakos and he was jovial and his normal self, although the last time we spoke on phone he was understandably tired and exhausted from the amount of work they had to do,” added Prudence Mbolu, the deceased’s daughter.
Whereas it is yet to be established how he suddenly disappeared from Tassia area on Thursday, his phone was switched back on at 3 pm according to the source.
This is the time detectives believe he was taken to Oloitoktok. Investigators also believe that Musyoka could have been on a call on one of the encrypted calling services WhatsApp.
“We received a call telling us to head to Oloitoktok to confirm his identity. The caller never revealed whether he was dead,” said Nicholas.
“The last time I talked to my dad was early morning of election day. we texted on Whatsapp I was wishing him strength and good vibes for the polls. The next time I tried to contact him he was unavailable,” said Prudence
As the investigations continue, burial preparations are underway with the family saying he will be laid to rest on Friday next week in his rural village of Muthetheni-Miu, Mwala in Machakos County.