A number of prominent Kenyans named in bribery claims by drug traffickers Baktash and Ibrahim Akasha will not be secretly bundled out of the country and sent to the United States to stand trial as was done with the controversial siblings, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has said.
Mr Noordin Haji told a local media in an exclusive interview on Friday that Kenya intends to co-operate fully with the United States’ efforts to prosecute more than 10 politicians, judges, businessmen and a lawyer for aiding the Akashas’ world-infamous drug trade.
But it will do so by following the extradition route and following judicial procedure, he said.
Mr Haji added that his office is still awaiting an official request from the United States government regarding individuals that Washington, DC wants to try for various offences related to the Akashas.
The request will determine what action the DPP’s office will take, and whether the named individuals will be tried in the US or locally following investigations.
In the meantime, there is a list circulating on social media allegedly listing the individuals the US is targeting in the much-publicized case.
- AHARUB KHATRI-MOM COUNTY SPEAKER
- GOV ALI HASSAN JOHO
- ABUBAKAR ABU JOHO
- OSCAR SUDI
- CS NAJIB BALALA- CO-OPERATING WITNESS
- GOV. MOHAMED ABDI-WAJIR-CO-CONSPIRATOR
- OSCAR SUDI-MP
- JUDGE JUDY CHEPWONY
- JUDGE CHACHA MWITA
- SENIOR POLICE OFF -ZACHARY KING’ORI MWANGI
- MARY WAMBUI
- FORMER CID DIRECTOR KAMAU
PERSONS OF INTEREST:
- GOV MIKE MBUVI
- WILLIAM GITAU KABOGO-PROMINENT POLITICIAN
- STANLEY LIVONDO
- MOHAMMED JAFFAR-GRAIN BULK HANDLING
- GIDEON MUNG’ARO-MP, CO-OPERATING WITNESS
- ASHIK DESHI-GRAIN BULK HANDLING
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