Frustration as Yebei body yet to be released by police, family says
08 March 2015, 17:31
Nairobi - The body of Meshack Yebei, the deceased International Criminal Court ICC witness has yet to be released by the government despite the family stating that the body belongs to their kin.
Yebei was apparently found in Voi two weeks ago and the family proceeded to do an independent DNA test together with the government one, which the family says confirmed the body belongs to that of their kin.
The family's DNA test was done in South Africa with results confirming that the body was indeed that of Yebei.
However, the body has yet to be released from the Voi Hospital Mortuary because the results of the government DNA test have yet to be released.
And thus the family feels that there is something going on of sinister proportions.
" The body has been confirmed as that of my brother but the police are dragging their feet and now we do not know when the body will be released," Moses Kisioro the deceased's brother told News24.
Standard DNA tests usually take 48 hours but now it is close to two weeks. What is going on here?," he posed.
The family say that they hope to have his body released this week for burial if not, they will camp in Voi to demand its release.
" This is a painful process for all of us but the police are obviously oblivious to that," he added.
Yebei was an ICC witness under the wing of the defence team for Deputy President William Ruto.
Ruto has called for the probe into his mysterious disappearance and death.
Yebei disappeared in December after being abducted while buying drinking water for his ill son in Turbo town.
The manner and reason as to why his body has been found in Voi at the Tsavo National Park, over 600 kilometers from where he was last seen remains a mystery.
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