Life and times of IEBC’s Chris Msando

The late IEBC ICT Manger Christopher Msando will be buried today in Lifunga Kobiero village, Ugenya, Siaya County after his brutal killing last month.

Many Kenyans don’t know about Msando’s history, a man that has been described by colleagues at the electoral commission and friends as a ‘smart worker’ who was dedicated fully to his job.


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Christopher Chege Msando was born at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda on 28th December 1972.

He was a brother to Maurice Msando, Peter Msando, Alice Odongo, Thomas Msando, Patricia Apondi and the late Celestine Msando.

He was also a step brother to Akinyi Msando, Awino Msando, Eric Msando, Benson Msando, Boniface Msando and Achieng Msando.

Msando was baptized at Nsambya Catholic Church in Kampala in 1973.

He attended Busia Primary School where he completed his KCPE examinations in 1985. After passing exemplary well, the late then joined Sigalame High School in Busia County where he completed his KCSE in 1989.

In 1999, Msando enrolled at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information and Communication technology. He was also blessed with a son namely Jacob Msando.

Thereafter, Chris pursued a Masters degree in strategic Management at Kenyatta University, Nairobi.

In 2001, Chris returned to Kenya after completion of his studies and was employed by International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Mbita as a web and database designer, where he worked for two years before leaving to join Swissport International LTD at JKIA Nairobi.


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He later worked at Virgin Atlantic for some years then joined National AIDS Control Council (NACC) as a management Information Systems Specialist and worked for about two years.

Chris then joined the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in November 2016 as a Manager of Information and Communications System where he worked for about eight months before his demise.

He married Eva Buyu in 2006 and formalised their union in December 2011 at Holy Trinity, Kileleshwa, Nairobi.

Chris leaves behind five children.

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Thousands attend Msando’s burial at his Lufunga home in Siaya


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Grief as thousands attend Msando’s burial



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