Caroline Odinga

gashwin

Village Chief
#4
IEBC deputy presiding officer murdered in Siaya County
Saturday August 19 2017



A section of Sega trading centre, Siaya County. The body of Ms Caroline Odinga, who was an IEBC deputy presiding officer in the August 8 General Election was discovered in a thicket in the trading centre on August 19, 2017. PHOTO | FILE

In Summary
  • Ms Odinga, a teacher at Ugenya High School, was a deputy presiding officer with the IEBC during the August 8 General Election.
  • She warned the public to desist from rumours surrounding her death and let the police to complete their investigations.

By NATION REPORTER
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Police in Siaya are investigating an incident where the body of a middle aged female teacher, who was a deputy presiding officer with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), was discovered on Saturday morning in a thicket at Sega trading centre, Siaya County.

Ms Caroline Odinga's body was found by residents who were on their way to attend the burial of slain IEBC ICT director Chris Msando in Lifunga village.

Ms Odinga, a teacher at Ugenya High School, was a deputy presiding officer with the IEBC during the August 8 General Election.

The Siaya County Police Commander, Mrs Sarah Duncan, said the police are investigating the circumstances surrounding Ms Odinga's death.

GANG RAPED

"We were attending the burial of Chris Msando when we received information that a lifeless body was found dumped in a thicket in Sega, we have launched investigations into the matter," said Mrs Duncan.

The officer added that information from the deceased family indicate that she left her home on Friday to get her pay after working as deputy presiding officer during the just concluded elections.

Mrs Duncan added preliminary investigations revealed that the victim was gang raped as her genitals and left ear were badly mutilated.

She warned the public to desist from rumours surrounding her death and let the police to complete their investigations.

"We urge the locals to ensure that they keep off sensationalising this matter and let the police do their work," said Mrs Duncan.




 

Soprano

Village Elder
#9
I am alive and kicking, IEBC officer confirms amid death rumors
Aug. 19, 2017, 6:00 pm
By PATRICK VIDIJA @vidijapatrick
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An IEBC official on Saturday dismissed claims that she had been murdered and her body dumped in a farm.

Ruth Kalundu, IEBC Siaya County Returning Officer, told the Star that the rumor should be treated with all contempt it deserves.

This followed reports circulated on social media that her badly mutilated body had been found dumped in Sega area.

But she said, " Let all people know that I am alive and kicking".

Kulundu said she had spent the rest of the day attending Chris Msando's burial only to get information that people had alleged she is dead.

"I learnt of this information at around 4pm after attending Msando's burial. My friends from all over were calling to find out whether am fine. When I asked to know what was happening I was sent a link purporting that I have died," the official said.
 

ombudsman

Village Elder
#10
I am alive and kicking, IEBC officer confirms amid death rumors
Aug. 19, 2017, 6:00 pm
By PATRICK VIDIJA @vidijapatrick
FACEBOOK
An IEBC official on Saturday dismissed claims that she had been murdered and her body dumped in a farm.

Ruth Kalundu, IEBC Siaya County Returning Officer, told the Star that the rumor should be treated with all contempt it deserves.

This followed reports circulated on social media that her badly mutilated body had been found dumped in Sega area.

But she said, " Let all people know that I am alive and kicking".

Kulundu said she had spent the rest of the day attending Chris Msando's burial only to get information that people had alleged she is dead.

"I learnt of this information at around 4pm after attending Msando's burial. My friends from all over were calling to find out whether am fine. When I asked to know what was happening I was sent a link purporting that I have died," the official said.
The discussion is about Caroline but not Ruth.
 

gashwin

Village Chief
#15
what is confusing about this VS? fact; Odinga, a teacher and deputy presiding officer in one of the polling stations was gang raped before being murdered
fact; word went out on social media that it was the returning officer, kulundu, that had been murdered
fact; she came out to set the record straight in the report quoted by @Soprano above....

oops! now i see it. the second she in the summary part of the story i quoted refers to the police boss ms sarah duncan....
 

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