The returning officer in charge of a polling station in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, Daniel Musyoka has been found dead days after his family reported him missing, Kenyan media outlets are reporting.
On Monday evening, police officers from Loitoktok, Kajiado South sub-county were alerted over the presence of the body of a middle-aged man in the forest.
“His two sisters identified the body lying at Loitoktok sub county hospital last night. We are waiting communication from police headquarters either to ferry the body to city mortuary or to remain here,” Mr Ruto said.
Mr Musyoka, 53, was serving as a returning officer for Embakasi East polling station in Nairobi County.
According to Mr Ruto, the middle-aged male body was discovered early on Monday in Kilombero forest, at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro by herders.
The gruesome find was made by herders. The body was reportedly dumped into the valley of a dry seasonal river.
The area is a notorious dumping site for murder victims.
His disappearance was confirmed last Friday by the election commission, which said he went missing while on duty at a tallying centre.