Kenya extradites two Britons to face murder trial

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On Tue, 1 Feb, 2022 10:14 | < 1 min read
Mohamud Siyad Abdihakim,24, and Monteiro Tariq Kennedy Mangal, 21.

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

Mohamud Siyad Abdihakim,24, and Monteiro Tariq Kennedy Mangal, 21, are the prime suspects in the murder of a 16-year-old boy identified as Alex Smith, from Wembley, in north-west London who was attacked on August 12, 2019.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, an international arrest warrant had been issued against them.

"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," DCI said.

The suspects are said to have stabbed the deceased twice before fleeing the European nation.

"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," DCI stated.

DCI added: "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."

Yusuf Yusuf and Arif Biomy are already serving their sentences in England in connection with the murder incident.