ADVERTISEMENT

I know the powerful people who worked with the Akashas – Noordin Haji

Cabinet Secretary and Governor among those wanted

___9138254___2018___11___26___9___noordin+h
ADVERTISEMENT

Haji said his team was briefed by the US authorities who received the confession from Ibrahim Akasha and his brother Baktash Akasha.

The DPP, however, noted that that information would only be publicly availed once a formal extradition request has been made by the Americans.

The two brothers entered into a deal with the US authorities where they would plead guilty and get lighter sentences in exchange for investigations on their co-conspirators.

“We are privy to the investigations. We know the individuals but we have to wait for the request from the US before naming anyone,” he said, promising to follow the judicial process before handing over any individual to the US authorities," Haji stated.

The list of suspected accomplices include a sitting governor, a Cabinet secretary, a top lawyer, a prosecutor, a senior detective, two judges, two magistrates, among other connected people.

The government has in the past failed to honor extradition requests by foreign governments following interventions by the courts.

The DPP is currently pursuing a case at the Supreme Court, seeking power to extradite former Cabinet Minister Chris Okemo and ex-Kenya Power and Lighting Company boss Samuel Gichuru to the Island of Jersey where they are wanted for corruption and money laundering charges.

The case has stalled since 2011.

Former journalist Walter Barasa has from 2013 used local courts to stall his extradition to the Hague where he is wanted for interfering with witnesses in the ICC cases.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Kisumu West MP accused of 'helping the dead' after donating hearse to constituents

Kisumu West MP accused of 'helping the dead' after donating hearse to constituents

Jalang'o: Why I didn't brief Raila before meeting Ruto

Jalang'o: Why I didn't brief Raila before meeting Ruto

Ruto's instructions to MPs who have defected from Azimio [Photos]

Ruto's instructions to MPs who have defected from Azimio [Photos]

Witchdoctor, three others arrested over human sacrifice

Witchdoctor, three others arrested over human sacrifice

Jubilee MPs break rank with Azimio, meet Ruto [Photos]

Jubilee MPs break rank with Azimio, meet Ruto [Photos]

CS Kindiki announces reward programme to improve security

CS Kindiki announces reward programme to improve security

Government of Uganda ends UN human rights office mandate

Government of Uganda ends UN human rights office mandate

List of gov't pledges to Magoha's family regarding his sendoff

List of gov't pledges to Magoha's family regarding his sendoff

Tribunal recommends Ruto to fire Justice Juma Chitembwe

Tribunal recommends Ruto to fire Justice Juma Chitembwe

ADVERTISEMENT