A Nairobi court has ordered the extradition of a Kenyan wanted in the United States over money laundering.
The court has allowed an application by the DPP that was seeking to extradite Abdulrahman Imraan Juma to the US to face charges of money laundering charges, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
While allowing the application, the court said that the investigations have been done by US agencies and the witnesses are not in Kenya.
It was also the court’s finding that there was no evidence produced in court which showed that Juma will not get a fair trial in the US.
“The prosecution has laid down the threshold for him (Juma) to be extradited to the US for a fair trial,” the magistrate ruled.
The court also noted that there are three fugitives who are currently being held in the US awaiting trial.
“The US will accord him a fair trial, I hereby allow an application by the state and order that he be taken to the US to face trial,” the court ruled.
Juma’s request to stay the orders of extradition pending appeal was disallowed by the magistrate because the court was only reading the ruling on behalf of the trial court.
The court directed the matter to be mentioned on Monday before the trial court for further directions.