Kenyan election official was strangled, authorities confirm

The body of Chris Msando, an information-technology official for Kenya's electoral commission, was identified on Monday, the commission chairman said.

Nairobi, Kenya (CNN)A Kenyan election official who was found murdered earlier this week died from manual strangulation and had incision marks on his right forearm, Kenya's chief government pathologist told CNN on Thursday.

The official, Chris Msando, was head of information technology for Kenya's Integrated Electoral Management System. His department is responsible for voter-identification and result-transmission technology for the national elections that take place on Tuesday.
Msando had last been heard from early Saturday -- when he sent a text message to a colleague.
    Wafula Chebukati, chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, expressed the voting authority's shock at their colleague's death on Monday, suggesting to reporters outside Nairobi's city morgue that Msando had been tortured.
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