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Missing ICC witness search heads to Voi?

20 February 2015, 14:23 William Korir

Nairobi - The search for a missing International Criminal Court ICC witness Meshack Yebei has shifted to Voi, according to reports.

Yebei has been missing since late last year and was thought to have been found in January after his family identified a body in Eldoret as being his.

However, after a DNA test was done as well as other comprehensive tests, it was confirmed that the body in Eldoret was not his but that of a certain Hussein Ali.

Since then, police have been searching for his body and according to reports, a body that resembles his has been found at the Tsavo National Park in Voi.

" There has been a body found in Voi at the Tsavo National Park that detectives believe could be Yebei's, a police officer who could not be named as he is not authorised to speak to the media told News24.

" We have put in a degree of caution in this one after the earlier confusion, " the source added.

Yebei was set to testify on behalf of Deputy President William Ruto at the Hague based court but did not get the chance to.

He was also apparently not on a witness protection programme as is required for witnesses of such high profile cases and also despite being threatened by unknown persons, according to his family.

He disappeared in late December in Turbo in the north Rift after he had left his home to buy water for his sick child.

The ICC prosecution team, after Yebei's initial disappearance labeled him a rogue witness, saying that he had been implicated in schemes to discredit the prosecution and talk other witnesses out of testifying against Ruto.

Ruto had called on the thorough investigation of his death, terming it sinister and riddled with mysteries.

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