DNA results confirm body at Voi morgue is Meshack Yebei’s
What you need to know:
- Dr Ahmed Kaledi of Lancet Kenya announced the results of a parallel DNA test to that of the government.
- The pathologist said his team was waiting for the results from the government pathologist.
The results of a DNA test conducted on a body that has been lying at Moi Voi Hospital mortuary since December 30 has confirmed that it is that of International Criminal Court witness Meshack Yebei.
Dr Ahmed Kalebi of Lancet Kenya confirmed the results of a parallel DNA test to that of the government on phone Wednesday.
Dr Kalebi said the samples that were taken last Friday matched those of Mr Yebei’s mother and his son.
The family is waiting for results from the government pathologist before a post mortem is done on the body to determine the cause of Yebei’s death.
The Yebei's had in December 2014 laid claim to another body that was found floating in River Yala in Nandi County.
The same body was claimed by the family of Yusuf Hussein, a resident of Kaimosi who was working as a matatu tout and who disappeared at the same time Mr Yebei was reported missing
A DNA test in January confirmed that the remains that lay at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital for over a month were those of Yusuf Hussein.
Last Friday, Mr Yebei's family said it was highly likely that the body at the mortuary in Voi is that of their missing kin.
Speaking at the hospital after inspecting the body, Rev Moses Kisorio said it has many features resembling those of his younger brother Meshack.