Matiang’i Slams Judiciary for ‘Derailing War on Drugs’

The Akasha brothers would still be walking free on our streets and recruiting more Kenyans into their business if Americans had not charged them, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has said.

Baktash and Ibrahim Akasha have been convicted of drug trafficking charges in the US courts.

“I was asking the DCI how many times they were released on bail and he told me they hardly spent one night in police custody. They walked in and walked out,” the CS said.

The CS termed it a shame that had the two not been extradited to the US, they probably would have no chance of facing the law in Kenya.

Citing the slow judicial procedures in the country, the CS noted that the war on drugs cannot be won unless each agency does its work.