Government denies hand in missing Akasha sons

From left:Baktash Akasha, Vijay Goswami, Hussein Shabakash and Ibrahim Akasha at the Mombasa High Court. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA:The government has come out to deny hand in the disappearance of  Baktash Akasha, Ibrahim Akasha,Gulam Hussein and Vijaygiri Goswami; who have been reported missing  by family members.

Their counsel Mr. Cliff Ombeta, on Monday told the court that he witnessed his clients being arrested separately on Saturday by armed Anti Terror Police and Flying Squad.

Mr. Ombeta has also claimed that he was harassed by police officers during the time of arrest and they were all from Nairobi.

He further said he had searched in all police stations within Mombasa County but did not find where they were being held.

The principal prosecution Mr.Jami Yamina distanced the government from arresting the suspects and made an application seeking the court to issue a warrant of arrest for the suspect for absconding court.

Mr.Yamina said the suspects were to appear in court on Monday and said their absence raised questions.

Mr. Julius Nang’ea dismissed all applications saying high court had blocked him from giving any order regarding extradition, until an application in high court seeking the sermon of US director of prosecution and Investigative officer is heard.

The case will be  mentioned on 13th February 2017.