Friday August 16, 2019 - A senior United States Prosecutor has written to Kenyan Authorities requesting for the extradition of former Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Ndegwa Muhoro, and lawyer Cliff Ombeta over drug trafficking charges.

Muhoro and Ombeta were named in court proceedings in New York by Kenyan drug lords, Baktash and Ibrahim Akasha, who pleaded guilty to six counts of drug trafficking and bribery charges in October last year. 

The two brothers confessed to bribing officials in Kenya, Tanzania and other countries to ensure their drugs moved across borders without inspection.

In their plea deal with US Prosecutors, Ibrahim and Baktash allegedly agreed to surrender all the cash and assets acquired through proceeds of drug trafficking.

They also told the US investigators that they will name all Kenyan Government officials who they had been working with including a number of judicial officers and politicians.

The Akasha family could lose nine expensive houses located on the Kenyan coast, several high-end cars and assets estimated to be worth about Sh20 billion in Kenya and abroad.


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