Nurdin Tinta Akasha is a man who has used a lot of money to stay out of the media glare. He has also used a lot of cunning ways to confuse people on his true identity.
In March 2002, on a breezy afternoon, the man whom the Director of Public Prosecutions is using as a witness in the alleged extortion of money involving blogger Cyprian Nyakundi and Victoria Commercial Bank, is said to have shot dead his brother Kamaldin.
When his father Ibrahim Akasha (not to be confused with the junior one jailed recently in the US) died in 2000 after he was shot by a lone biker in what was termed as a drug business deal gone soar between the Dutch and Yugoslav criminal gangs.
Well, it is now clear to Kenyans where the DPP stands as per the Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi’s case. Noordin Haji has allowed a drug dealer Nurdin Tinta Akasha aka Nuri Tinta Abdalla to be a witness to the alleged extortion case. The man’s name keeps changing so as to conceal his true AKASHA identity.
What is more shocking is that the DCI had carried a sting operation where they planted money on the blogger.
According to the blogger’s statement, (not verbatim) ‘he had finished a meeting with the executives from Victoria Bank who had explained their side of the story on what the bank felt was the right position and not what was posted on cnyakundi.com blog’. When he was leaving Westgate, he was suddenly surrounded by journalists and policemen who took him to Gigiri Police Station. It was from media sources online that he saw the picture of a bundle of cash that he is alleged to have been given.
Tinta Akasha survived extradition to the United States because he cooperated with the FBI in their drug dealing cases against his brothers Baktash and Ibrahim. The two have since been jailed by US.
The fact that a known drug baron Tinta Akasha could defend Victoria Bank shows that the bank is acting as a front for illegal businesses, foremost the drug and crime family of the Akasha.
Secondly, why would Noordin Haji use the Akasha as one of his witnesses? Tinta has been mentioned in drug business, torture of business associates and competitors and in the killing of a family member in 2002.
By associating with him, the office of the director of public prosecutions (ODPP) confirms that Kenya is back to the era of dirty dealings. The DCI’s operation was also led by the drug dealer, bringing memories of the time two Armenian mercenaries, the Artur brothers were made deputy police commissioners and given KRA PINs. These crimes are treasonous.
The DPP who has been more of showbiz than work is digging his hole deeper into the murk. The little integrity of the office of the DPP is now out of the window.
For a man who grew up in a crime family, there’s nothing more in his DNA other than criminal mind. Tinta is accused of killing his brother in early 2000s so as to influence the sharing of properties of his late drug baron father Ibrahim Akasha Senior who was shot dead on the streets of Amsterdam, Netherlands in a drug business deal gone bad.
Tinta is alleged to have torture cells around Westlands, where he takes his opponents that he has abducted for ‘questioning’.
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