Does the International Police want help from the government in extradition of contoversial lawyer Cliff Ombeta and three top judges?
The Ministry of Interior says that a letter circulating on social media to this effect is fake, and should be disregarded.
In the realistic looking document addressed to DCI boss George Kinoti, from the Interpol headquaters through the US State Attorney, the Interpol requests the Kenyan government to facilitate the extraction of Ombeta, Judges Chacha Mwita, Aggrey Mucheule, and Dora Chepkwony over alleged drug traficking offences.
The International Criminal Police Authority (ICPO) is also enjoined in the letter, where the body expresses gratitude to Kenya for assisting the US prosecute and jail the Akasha brothers, indicating the four mentioned legal practitioners are the next target for international law enforcement.
“The successful prosecution of the Akashas…allows us to procees to the next phase of prosecutions which focuses on judicial officers who assisted the plot to manufacture and distrubute narcotics into the United States,” the letter reads in part.
The letter alleges that Ombeta, Mwita, Mucheule and Chepkwony were in cohorts with the Akasha brothers to transport narcotics into the US, and the judges also solicited bribes in order to block the extradition of the two brothers who are now serving a 23 and 25 year jail term.
“By the request of the Southern District of New York and the US Department of Justice we hereby request your assistance in conducting the extradition of Judge Dora Chepkwony, Judge Enock Chacha Mwita, Judge Aggrey Mucheule and lawyer Cliff Ombeta…relationg to the illegal manufacture and distribution of narcotics…” reads the fake letter.