US seeks top Kenyans over Akasha drugs

What you need to know:

  • The suspects, who also include a prominent city lawyer, were named during court proceedings in the US by former Mombasa-based drug lords Baktash and Ibrahim Akasha
  • The Akasha brothers are accused of using extreme violence, murder and bribery to protect their turf.

  • The extraditions could be made as early as next month once American and Kenyan investigators tie up the loose ends

A former senior official in the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, a number of judges and several government officials are facing extradition to the United States on drugs-related charges.

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