TRAGIC: IEBC official allegedly commits suicide after overseeing elections

  • PublishedAugust 14, 2017

An official with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is said to have killed himself just hours after overseeing the voting process in the recently concluded Kenyan polls.

The official identified as Orenge Nyabicha was a presiding officer at the Imara Daima Polling centre in Nairobi’s Embakasi area.

According to the Standard newspaper, he was a former employee of the Standard Group Ltd where he worked as a sub-editor.

On the fateful day, Nyabicha arrived home, according to relative believed to be among the last to see him alive, looking disturbed and retiring to bed thereafter. His body was discovered in his Pipeline estate home the following morning.

It is said he died from carbon monoxide poisoning after a charcoal jiko was discovered in his room, which had all the ventilation outlets sealed.

Police who arrived at the scene to pick his body found a suicide note, which the Standard newspaper reports, indicated he was frustrated by IEBC’s inability to deliver free and credible elections.


Source: Standard Digital

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