Contradicting details emerge: Msando was picked up in South B before torturous death
10 months ago, 1 Jan 09:43
Msando's final movements: Slain electoral agency manager Chris Msando was picked up from around Mater Hospital in Nairobi’s South B on the night he died in July. Msando was last captured driving his car towards the estate before someone else drove it out and eventually to Thika Road, where it was finally discovered two days later. The former Information and Communication Technology manager at the IEBC was tortured and killed early Saturday, July 29, days before the August 8 General Election. Investigations by KTN have also found it was in South B that Msando separated with Carol Ngumbu, the lady he was last seen with. Carol's body would be found dumped about a kilometre from where the corpse of Msando was discovered a few hours after the killing. Post-mortem examination of the 21-year-old’s body confirmed she was strangled to death and some of her teeth pulled out. Public cameras Footage from public cameras mounted along major highways in the city have confirmed that the slain ICT manager’s car was dumped along Thika Road by someone else. After Msando was dumped and likely picked up by another vehicle, the man driving his car pulled down the windscreen sunshade to conceal his face. Witnesses suspect the man also put on Msando’s shirt to lose any tracks considering the high number of surveillance cameras around the city roads. Witnesses who saw the car parking said the driver was a tall slender man – a description that does not come close to the short and stocky figure that was Msando’s. A night guard in the vicinity of where the Land Rover Discovery was parked told of a slender, tall and light-tanned driver who left the car and walked away. Police have not established the motive of the gruesome killing, but it is widely believed that his death was linked to his duties at the electoral agency. Evidence of torture marks on his body confirmed the killers were up to a lot more than eliminating him. His mother shared with KTN News the pain of losing her last-born son in the most excruciating way, wishing that the killers should just have shot him dead if all they wanted was his life. “I want to know who killed my son, I will tear that person apart with my own teeth,” said the sobbing Maria, 72. It all started as an ordinary Friday evening when Msando left his office at Anniversary Towers, before entering a pub on the ground floor of the same building. Before long, he walked to another nearby nightclub where he would be joined by Carol and another man – fitting the description of the man who dumped his car. Workers at the club told the police that Msando left with Carol some 20 minutes past 2am that night, minutes after the gentleman walked out. Four minutes later, his vehicle was seen leaving the city centre with a lady wearing a red top, and a description that fitted Carol, a medical student. It then ...
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