Murdered Kenyan Election Official: Police Arrests Suspects


The Uganda Police Flying Squad have intercepted a car in which suspected killers of Kenyan Deputy Director at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Christopher Chege Msando was travelling.

The vehicle, a Toyota Fortuner, with Ugandan registration number plates; UAX 311E was intercepted at Pabbo Sub-county, Amuru District in northern Uganda, this afternoon.

Three suspects, a Kenyan national and two Ugandans have been detained.

 The suspects have been identified as Mathew Butia a Kenyan national, and Mr Joseph Okongo and Moses Goloba both Ugandans.

It is reported that the suspects entered Uganda through Malaba border post in Tororo District and were heading to Juba, the capital of South Sudan.

Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, Mr Jimmy Patrick Okema confirmed the development saying the arrests are related to Mr Msando’s death.

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