Sunday August 18, 2019-The family of the slain Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ICT boss, Chris Msando, has questioned the sincerity of ODM leader Raila Odinga, claiming that he has abandoned them.
Msando was murdered days to 2017 polls, a move that sparked outcry across the country, with Raila accusing Jubilee administration of planning and executing the officer.
Speaking yesterday in Ugenya, Msabndo’s family wondered why Mr Odinga and his team went slow on pushing for justice, adding that the handshake should have been used to bring killers to book.
"It is true that NASA led by Raila Odinga has abandoned our family after Msando's death. They have abandoned their course as well. We want them to know that we do not want handouts but justice," said Peter Msando, the brother to the late Chris and the family’s spokesperson.
The family is wondering why more than a year after the handshake, Msando’s killers are still at large and not even a single person has been charged in court with the gruesome murder.
"Every time we go to DCI they show us files of other homicide cases, claiming ours happened the other day and we should wait,” said the family spokesman.
On the other hand, Msando's mother, Mary Aloo, accused both President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga on failing to address the matter, adding that two years of pain and agony were unacceptable.
"I am hurting and suffering from poor health but the leaders are happy and are not ready to help me get justice. I wish they could arrest his killers so that they can tell me why they killed Chris. I can only let go once we have the truth," said Mrs Aloo.
She demanded to know why it has taken long to bring culprits to book.
"What was my son’s mistake? He was just doing his role. Two years is such a long time, without justice. Why it has taken them such a long time to bring those responsible to book still disturbs me. I wonder what they are doing. Is justice for the selected few?" she asked.
The Kenyan DAILY POST