Suspected Kenyan paedophile wanted by UK govt says he’s ready to surrender

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 20 Jun, 2022 16:46 | 2 mins read
Antony Kinuthia Kamau- Suspected Kenyan paedophile wanted by UK govt. PHOTO/Nancy Gitonga

A paedophile suspect wanted by the British government for sexually assaulting three underage children has told a Nairobi court that he is willing to surrender himself to face justice in the United Kingdom.

Antony Kinuthia Kamau told Milimani Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo that he is not opposed to a request by the British authorities to be extradited to face justice over seven sex offences with three minors in Chelmsford Crown Court in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

"I direct the suspect to be remanded at Anti-terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) awaiting to be picked by Interpol who will accompany him to the UK and Northern Ireland where he is warranted to face trial for sexually molesting minors," Kagendo ruled.

The magistrate further allowed relatives and family members of Kinuthia to visit him at the ATPU station before he is extradited.

A state prosecutor Catherine Mwaniki did not oppose the request by the suspect to be visited by his relatives and lawyers before he is flown out of Kenya to the UK.

Mwaniki told the court that at the ATPU station the suspect will get all the required facilities equivalent to those availed to suspects in the UK.

"At the ATPU the suspect will get a bed and mattress plus full meals and will be comfortable," Mwaniki told the court.

The paedophile was arrested last Friday by DCI detectives tracking him after getting signals from UK authorities about the suspect being sought for sexual offences with minors.

DCI officers placed him in custody at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport police station for interrogation before arraigning him to court today for processing.

In his court presentation, the suspect who has been living in the country for two years said, "l am willing to travel to UK to clear my name."

During his detention at the ATPU the court directed that all expenses which will be incurred be footed by the UK and Northern Ireland authorities before Interpol picks him up for onward transmission.