Drug trafficker admitted in hospital fights extradition to Italy to serve his sentence
A Kenyan of Italian origin will have to wait to be discharged from hospital to make a bond application. Justice Dorah Chepkwony said Leone Fulvio should physically appear in court for her to consider his bail application. “Since the respondent was arrested and is in police custody, the court will wait for him to appear in person while in stable condition,” she said. Chepkwony said it is Fulvio’s constitutional right to be granted bail. He is wanted in Italy, where he was found guilty of having narcotics, which included pure heroin. Fulvio has, however, moved to the High Court in Mombasa to stop his continued detention awaiting extradition to Italy to serve his sentence. He has sued Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery and the National Police Service over deportation attempts. Assistant DPP Alexander Muteti said Fulvio was convicted for dealing in narcotics 33 years ago in Italy and handed eight years in absentia.