IG Boinnet fails to appear in court over Akasha sons disappearance

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Mombasa, KENYA: Mombasa High court on Tuesday issued a fresh sermon to Inspector General of police Joseph Boinet and Director of Criminal Investigation Ndegwa Muhoro after they failed to appear in court.

The two were on Monday summoned by the court to explain the disappearance of Ibrahim Akasha, Baktasha Akasha, Vijaygiri Goswami and Gulam Hussein.

Judge Njoki Mwangi issued the directive after their lawyer Cliff Ombetta applied for a habeas corpus after the four who are facing extradition proceedings to the US where they are wanted to face drug trafficking charges; remained missing for the third consecutive day.

The suspects counsel Mr. Cliff Ombeta wanted the court to arrest Mr. Boinet and Muhoro for disrespecting court orders.

In her ruling, Justice Dorah Chepkwony however dismissed the application to arrest the two, saying the sermons were not served accordingly.

She further directed that the two  be served with fresh court orders and appear in court on 3rd March 2017.

Meanwhile, Ombeta has dismissed claims that his clients were extradited to the US.

He said he had confirmed from all major airports in the country and that his clients information was not captured at immigration offices.

He now wants police spokesman Charles Owino to tell the family of his clients where their family members are.

Police sources who wish to remain anonymous, earlier told Baraka FM that Baktash and Ibrahim Akasha were whisked onto a chartered plane Monday night alongside Vicky Goswami (Indian) and Hussein Gulam (Pakistani) at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, bound for the US.

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations are reported to have been involved in the operation that led to the arrest of the four at the weekend in Nyali, Mombasa.

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