Tuesday 1 February 2022

Kenya extradites two Britons to face murder trial

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Kenyan authorities have extradited two British nationals who were arrested in Kilimani on January 26, to the United Kingdom to face a murder trial.


Mohamud Siyad Abdihakim, 24, and Monteiro Tariq Kennedy Mangal, 21, who are the prime suspects in the murder of a 16-year-old boy identified as Alex Smith, from Wembley, in north-west London after an attack on August 12, 2019, were arrested after an international arrest warrant was issued against them.

The East African country's Directorate of Criminal Investigations noted that the suspects reportedly stabbed the deceased twice before fleeing the European nation.


The statement read;


“Smith was attacked on August 12, 2019, in Munster Square, by a rival group of six men who were driving in two stolen vehicles, a Ford Fiesta and a Seat Leon.

“Metropolitan police who have been looking for the suspects believe that one of the two arrested fugitives carried out the actual stabbing, while the other one was driving one of the stolen cars.

“The two had been hiding in Nairobi’s upmarket Kilimani suburbs while on the run, in an attempt to escape justice back in the U.K.During the arrest, Tariq was found in possession of a Somali identification card in the name of Abdulahi Abshir Mohamed and a dagger.”


Two other suspects identified as Yusuf Yusuf and Arif Biomy, are already serving their sentences in England in connection with the murder incident.