"I'm deeply shocked and saddened" - President Kenyatta orders speedy probe into Chris Msando, Carol Ngumbu murders

President Kenyatta has ordered "speedy investigations" into murder of IEBC ICT Manager Chris Msando and Carol Ngumbu.

The president on Tuesday said his government was “deeply shocked and saddened” by the two murders.

In a statement on Tuesday, President Kenyatta said: “We are all deeply shocked and saddened by the murder of Chris Msando and Caro Ngumbu.

“I join in prayer with their families, and of every Kenyan of good will.

“Let our prayer direct our action. Chris was a man who gave himself to the service of his country, and its institutions.

“It is appropriate, then, to let those institutions handle the investigation, the better to bring the doers of this foul deed to justice.

“Careless speculation in this time of grief only makes the work of investigators harder, and it only adds to the pain of those who loved him.

“Let us respect his life, his achievements, and his memory by allowing these investigations to proceed calmly.

“The Republic must secure the lives, the property, and the safety of its people — and it will.

“But beyond that, we must remain united. This is not the time to allow a tragedy such as this to divide us, to turn brother against brother.

“In the face of death, we stand strong together: so that we can mourn a patriot; so that we can comfort his family and those he loved.

“And so that the ideal for which he lived— the free and fair choice of our leaders — is realised.”

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