Police in Kenya have confirmed that the body of a missing electoral commission official has been found in a forest a few kilometers from his place of duty.

Daniel Musyoka, the Returning Officer for Embakasi East Constituency, was abducted on Thursday last week, two days after the election.

Police say his two sisters identified his body.

A history of violence

The Electoral Commission has put in place many checks and balances to try to prevent disputes like those that led to the violence that killed more than 1,200 people after the 2007 elections.

In 2017, more than 100 people were killed after the Supreme Court overturned the initial results due to irregularities in the electoral process.

Amid fears that allegations of vote-rigging could lead to bloody scenes similar to those that followed the 2007 and 2017 presidential elections, Cerrera urged the parties to take any disputes through the courts.

Diplomats and international observers were kicked out of the counting hall before Chebukati spoke when a fight broke out.

Announcing the results of the presidential elections yesterday, the chairman of the election commission, Wafula Chebukati, said that members of the commission were intimidated, arrested and kidnapped.

-Additional reporting by Reuters

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