Akasha’s extradition case is adjourned
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.