The Star (Nairobi)

20 November 2012

Kenya: Ex-KVDA Boss Missing for Months

Thousands of people yesterday held a day-long meeting to deliberate on the mysterious disappearance of former managing director of the Kerio Valley Development Authority Silvanus Tubei.

The former MD went missing three months ago from his rural home at Chepng'oror in Kipkabus. Family sources said Tubei disappeared from his home in the morning of September 26 at around 10am and has since not been seen.

Tubei was the first CEO of KVDA and the brain behind the corporation's headquarters in Eldoret and the construction of the Hydro electric power plant at the Turkwel Gorge in West Pokot.

He was hounded out of the corporation in the mid 90s at the height of the Kanu regime after differing with senior personalities following shelving of the construction of the second tower of the KVDA building and funds channeled elsewhere.

Residents were yesterday looking for his remains within his compound and at the two dams within his 50 acres agricultural land.

The area chief David Tuwei speaking on the phone said the matter was reported to the police two months after he disappeared. without trace they had resolved to carryout their own investigations adding that the wife he married three years ago was being grilled.

"There were mysterious people who visited the home on the day Mr. Tubei went missing , he was reported to have chased them away prompting a sharp differences with the wife." The chief said.

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