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Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 15:36 EATmkwamboka@kenyafreepress.com
The wife of the former international Criminal Court witness Meshack Yebei is in critical condition in an Eldoret hospital after being attacked by unknown at the wee hours of Tuesday morning. The thugs attacked Lilian Terri at her Langas estate home at around 3am, inflicting deep cuts in her head. She is admitted at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, according to Uasin Gishu county police commandant Samson Kinne.
The official said that about four gangsters gained entry into the widow’s compound after scaling down the concrete wall which is reinforced with razor wire fence. A caretaker at the property, Peter Kemboi, was reported saying the widow had moved into the plot two weeks ago with her three children. He said the widow had raised an alarm that some strangers were stalking her. The thugs took off with her phone, after the neighbors raised an alarm, but left behind a jacket that police are using to help with investigationsas.
The caretaker said that for the two weeks Mrs Yebei stayed in the plat, she was always receiving unknown visitors in her compound who claimed to be knowing her, as some claimed to be supplying milk to the family a few days before the attack. Ms Yebei’s brother-in-law Daniel Yebei described her condition as stable and expressed doubts on the cause of the attack.
The late Yebei went missing in December 2014, just as he was due to testify at the ICC against deputy president, William Ruto and former radio presenter Joshua Sang, who were accused by the court of crimes against humanity in connection with the 2007/08 post-election violence. His mutilated body was found over 500km away in the Tsavo National Park three days after his disappearance.
The writer is a journalism student at Moi University currently on internship at the Kenya Free Press, specializing in health, crime and society issues.