Blow to DPP as Akasha sons bond lowered from sh. 30 M...

Blow to DPP as Akasha sons bond lowered from sh. 30 M to sh. 5M

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From left: Baktash Akasha, Vijaygiri Anandgiri, Gulam Hussein and Ibrahim Akasha in a Mombasa court. FILE/PHOTO.

Mombasa, KENYA: Mombasa high court on Tuesday reviewed the bond terms of the two sons of slain drug baron Ibrahim Akasha and two others form sh.30 million to sh. 5 million.

This comes after the four suspects appealed bond terms to be reviewed, saying the terms were harsh and violated their constitutional rights.

When delivering her ruling on Tuesday, Lady Justice Dorah Chepkwony said the suspects had behaved in accordance to the bond term conditions given almost two years ago.

Chepkwony also allowed the suspects to move within the country but instructed them to ensure police are aware.

They are now required to report to police two days a month.

Initially, Justice Martin Muya had given an order which banned all the suspects from moving outside Mombasa.

Muya had also ordered suspects to report to police 3 days a week.

The passports of the suspects are currently detained by the court upon hearing and determination of the extradition proceedings.

Mr Baktash Akasha Abdalla, Mr Gulam Hussein, Mr Ibrahim Akasha Abdalla and Mr Vijaygiri Anandgiri Goswami are facing extradition proceedings.

The four were arrested by Kenyan and US detectives at the Akasha’s Nyali home on November 10, 2014 after an arrest warrant was issued by a New York court.