Yebei controversy heightens as DNA results declared negative
22 January 2015, 13:20
Nairobi - The controversy surrounding the death of Meshack Yebei has sunk even deeper after DNA results of the body thought to be his showed he was not the one.
According to police officers handling the case, 99 percent of the results showed that the body belonged to Yusuf Hussein, who his family members said disappeared on 25 December, 2014, The Standard reported.
The Director of Criminal Investigations Department Ndegwa Muhoro said they are still carrying out investigations to ascertain the whereabouts of Yebei, who was one of the witnesses in Deputy President William Ruto’s case at the International Criminal Court.
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Yusuf’s family is now expected to pick the body from Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary for burial.
This however may not turn out well with Yebei’s family who claimed the body belongs to their kin and even filed filed a suit at the Eldoret Law Courts to stop the government from releasing the body from the mortuary pending the release of DNA test results.
Initially, Yebei's family was opposed to the taking of DNA samples for the tests saying they had positively identified him.
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