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Kenya: Mystery Over ICC Witness as Police Say Body Not Meshak Yebei

Copperfield Lagat | Daily Nation   in 
January 14, 2015

So just where is Meshack Yebei?

That is the critical question after police on Wednesday said fingerprint tests indicated that the body of a man believed to be International Criminal Court witness Meshack Yebei could actually be a different person.

The tests carried out at Eldoret’s Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital’s mortuary identified the body as that of Yusuf Hassan, whose relatives also say they positively identified the deceased.

The body thought to be that of Mr Yebei was found on December 28 floating in River Yala in Nandi County, about 100 kilometres from his home, some days after he went missing.

Mr Yebei, who hails from Sugoi Village in Uasin Gishu County, is said to have taken a child to a nearby hospital.

His family received a text message from him, saying he was with people from ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s office.

The line used to send the message had a Ugandan code.

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