IG Boinnet denies involvement of Kenyan police in Akasha sons extradition


Mombasa, KENYA: Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and Director of Criminal Investigation Ndegwa Muhoro have  denied allegations that Kenyan police were involved in the extradition of Akasha sons to the US.

In an affidavit sworn by County Criminal Investigation Officer Washington Njiru presented on Friday, the IG says National Police Service was not part of the team that raided suspects home and arrested them before they were secretly extradited.

The two have also ordered for an inquiry file opened.

The two sons of slain drug baron Ibrahim Akasha and two foreigners had gone missing on Saturday only for the family to realize that they had been arrested and were on Tuesday extradited to the US.

The suspects’ lawyer Cliff Ombeta had filed a suit in a Mombasa high court seeking IG and DCI ordered to produce Baktash Akasha, Ibrahim Akasha, Vijaygiri Goswami (Indian) and Hussein Shabakash (Pakistani).

On Tuesday, Court ordered Boinnet and Muhoro to appear in court and explain the whereabouts of the suspects.

Mr. Ombeta earlier claimed to have seen police officers arresting his clients on Saturday.

Police now want Mr.Ombeta to record a statement regarding allegations that his clients were arrested by Kenyan police.

The four were charged for allegedly participating in a massive global drug trafficking in US .