IEBC official commits suicide, says body failed to conduct credible polls See...

IEBC official commits suicide, says body failed to conduct credible polls See What Happened Before His Death


An employee of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) reportedly killed himself just hours after overseeing voting in the just concluded elections.

We have established that Orenge Nyabicha was a presiding officer at the Imara Daima Polling centre in Nairobi’s Embakasi area.

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A report by the Standard says he used to work with the Standard Group where he was a sub-editor.

On the fateful day, Nyabicha is said to have arrived home when his family noticed he looked disturbed after successfully overseeing the exercise.

An identified family member said the IEBC official retired to bed but was found dead inside the house in the morning.

Reports have it he had lit a charcoal jiko and sealed all ventilation in his Pipeline estate home. He is believed to have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning.

Authorities who arrived at the scene to pick his body found a suicide note which according to the Standard, indicated he was frustrated by his employer’s inability to deliver free and credible polls.

The note also said he wanted to go to heaven to be with God and great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi.

This past Friday, On August the 11th, the electoral body declared President Uhuru Kenyatta the victor of the August 8 elections after defeating his closest competitor Raila Odinga.

The Opposition has since rejected the results saying the poll was sham.


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