IEBC staff Mr. Mohamed Kanyare, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) presiding officer at the Towheed polling center in Elnur Tula Tula ward, Eldas constituency who was shot by unknown persons on election day, has had his leg amputated.
Mr. Kenyare at a polling station in Wajir was shot on the 9th of August after he refused to alter Form 34A in favor of an MP candidate.
He was rushed to the Wajir County Hospital after he suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds at the Eldas Constituency Development Fund (CDF) offices on August 10.
One of his close friends said that Mr. Kanyare was stopped by unknown people and asked to enter a car, he was then ordered to alter form 35A in favor of one of the candidates but he declined.
“Inside the CDF Hall, when he was about to hand over the forms and gadgets to the deputy returning officer, someone switched off the lights and Kanyare was shot at close range,” his friend said.
The elections were stopped on August 9th as the polling station was turned into a scene of a crime.
The situation forced Prof Abdi Gulie, a member of the IEBC, to fly to Eldas and resolve the standoff so that voting could start the following day.
The elections were then postponed to the following day Wednesday 10th August but were still chaotic, they were forced to move the counting to Wajir town.
Supporters of both Mr. Adan Keynan (Jubilee), the incumbent MP, and those of Dr. Adan Boray (ODM) clashed for the better part of August 10.
“Chaos continued on Wednesday when our elections took place. Security agencies moved in and the process became unmanageable, forcing the vote counting to be moved to Wajir town,” Dr. Boray said.
This comes hours after the EIBC returning officer autopsy report was revealed showing that Mr. Daniel Mbolu Musyoka died a painful death.
Musyoka’s body was found by herders on the bed of a dry seasonal river in Kilombero Forest at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro Kajiado County.
Police have already begun investigations into his death and will be seeking to use his missing phone data. The data indicate that Musyoka’s phone was switched off in Mihango, Utawala, one hour after his disappearance.