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Yebei conundrum leaves more questions than answers

22 January 2015, 14:49 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - That the fabled Meshack Yebei is not actually him, or the body that is apparently his isn't has left more questions than answers about the now not dead but missing ICC witness.

Yebei was declared dead at the beginning of the year after police called his family to inform them that a body that resembled his had been found in a thicket along the river Yala in Nandi Hills.

His family had reported his disappearance a few days earlier.

So on the day of his disappearance, he had taken his sick child to hospital then decided to walk out and buy some bottled water to aid his recovery.

He never came back.

Then the theories.

He was apparently bundled into an unmarked car. No one knew whose cars they were. Others said they belonged to undercover police officers.

Then he was found dead, his body badly mutilated.

The family, after inspection, promptly declared that the body that they saw in the mortuary was his and then the real story begun.

He was an ICC witness it was discovered, on which side of the divide, no one knew. But the silence was deafening from the ICC.

Then his family said that they had warned the ICC and police that his life was in danger and nothing was done about it.

Also, he had apparently sent a text message to his family after he went missing, saying he was in Uganda meeting a group of ICC officials.

Then DP William Ruto claimed that Yebei was his witness and demanded a DNA test to confirm if it was indeed Yebei who had been found dead.

Then the ICC declared him a rogue witness, to heighten the plot.

Afterwards, the witness protection unit revealed it had not offered Yebei protection, and that he had been previously asked about it and said he did not fancy it. Why?

Then all of a sudden the body was not Yebei's according to fingerprint evidence. It was a Hussein Mohammed, who had also gone missing.

Then police declared that the DNA match was not Yebei's and then a different set declares that the body is Yebei's.


Who was Yebei and what was his consequence to the ongoing case at the Hague?

Why did DP Ruto's team ask for a DNA test? Did they know anything about the missing body?

Why was the ICC prosecution team so quick to deface Yebei?

Whose body is in the mortuary? Yebei's or Hussein's?

Who is Hussein and why is there so much confusion about the body?

Is Yebei still alive?

And if so, who is keeping him alive and why?

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