Akasha’s ex­tra­di­tion case is ad­journed

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

An ap­pli­ca­tion chal­leng­ing the ju­ris­dic­tion of a court to hear an ex­tra­di­tion case was ad­journed yes­ter­day be­cause the mag­is­trate was ab­sent.

Four peo­ple, in­clud­ing two sons of slain drug baron Ibrahim Akasha, ar­gued a Mom­basa court did not have the ju­ris­dic­tion to or­der or hear a case for their ex­tra­di­tion to Amer­ica.

Bak­tash Akasha, Gu­lam Hus­sein, Ibrahim Akasha and Vi­jay­giri Goswami are ac­cused of traf­fick­ing in Sh1 bil­lion heroin in 2014.

The case was ad­journed be­cause chief mag­is­trate Julius Nang’ea at­tended a meet­ing called by Chief Jus­tice David Maraga in Nairobi. Maraga is ex­pected to issue new guide­lines on how to han­dle and clear a back­log of cases.

The ju­di­ciary has been of­ten ac­cused of de­lay­ing cases. The ex­tra­di­tion case has dragged on in court be­cause the ac­cused have been fight­ing their ex­tra­di­tion.

In one of the ap­pli­ca­tions, they want the pro­ceed­ings stopped.

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