FBI hunting down these 13 prominent Kenyans named by Akasha brothers in drug trafficking confession
Big names linked to drug trade
The People Daily on Monday reported that Baktash Akasha Abdalla and Ibrahim Akasha Abdalla, who recently pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in a US court, had incriminated powerful government officials and businessmen who aided them in their illegal trade.
Among those who were named included four judges serving in various capacities in the judiciary, two sitting governors, a former Governor from Mt Kenya, a former Cabinet Secretary, a sitting MP, a retired senior police officer, a prominent city lawyer, a former MP, and a wealthy city businessman.
According to the People Daily, the named individuals have already been informed that they're subject to investigations being carried out by the FBI with collaboration from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headed by George Kinoti.
In late October, the Akasha brother pleaded guilty to pleaded guilty to six drug trafficking charges, corruption to defeat extradition and conspiracy to use guns to facilitate their drug trafficking business.
The development came at a time when Chief Justice David Maraga has defended two High Court judges from allegations that they took bribes from the Akasha clan.
Maraga defended Justices Chacha Mwita and Justice Dora Chepkwony saying they had little or nothing to do with any criminal cases facing the Akashas.
The Chief Justice said Justice Mwita had never worked in Mombasa or Malindi, Kilifi County where their drug trafficking cases were being heard.
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