Drug traf­ficker ad­mit­ted in hos­pi­tal fights ex­tra­di­tion to Italy to serve his sen­tence

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

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.

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