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

Cabinet Secretary and Governor among those wanted

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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.

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