More details have emerged on the death of Geoffrey Gitobu, the Returning officer for Gichugu constituency in Kirinyaga county.
Kirinyaga County IEBC manager Jane Gitonga has disclosed that Mr. Gitobu had gone to visit his family in Nanyuki.
According to Jane, the deceased collapsed at the IEBC offices in Nanyuki before he was rushed to a private health facility where he was pronounced dead.
“It's with profound sadness that I officially announce the sudden demise of our dear colleague and friend Mr. Geoffrey Gitobu Senior Election Officer, Gichugu Constituency who collapsed and died today at 1400hrs.
“Post-mortem will be carried out to identify the cause of death. Full details will be shared in due course," she said on social media.
Laikipia county DCI boss Onesmus Towett has dispelled rumours of a possible killing of Mr. Gitobu saying that the public should wait for the postmortem which will be conducted on Wednesday.
This comes days after missing Embakasi East returning officer Daniel Mbolu Musyoka was found dead after IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati announced him missing.
Police have since launched investigations into the death of the officer," In the first incident, police are investigating the disappearance and brutal murder of the 53-year-old Daniel Musyoka, an IEBC Returning Officer for Embakasi East Constituency. The deceased went missing on 11th August 2022 and his body found on 15th August 2022 within Loitoktok in Kajiado County.
"DCI homicide detectives investigating the murder witnessed a post-mortem today and samples have been taken for further forensic analysis."