I am alive and kicking, IEBC officer confirms amid death rumors

Ruth Kulundu. photo/COURTESY

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.

“I am so shocked and am yet to come to terms with such false reports on my life,” she added.

Kulundu said she has reported the matter to police to establish the source of the news whether it was a mistaken identity.

“I am reliably informed that one of our clerks based at Ugenya was murdered and it could be a case of mistaken identity as she looks like me but for now we leave it with the police,” she said.

She said the deceased Caroline Odinga was a Deputy Presiding Officer at Ugenya station.

IEBC further confirmed on their tweeter saying, “Our Siaya County Election Manager Ms Ruth Kulundu is alive and well. Ignore rumours saying otherwise”.

Siaya County Police Commander Sarah Duncan confirmed the death Caroline Odinga found murdered near her in Sega home saying police have launched probe to establish the cause.


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