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Rwandan fugitive in Nairobi is a wanted drug baron, DPP

A Rwandan arrested by Kenyan police is a drug fugitive wanted by a Kigali court over pending drug trafficking cases, the Director of Public Prosecutions told a Kibera court on Thursday.

The Prosecutor General of Rwanda, Mr Richard Muhumura has already sent a request to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keriako Tobiko to have Janvier Desire Ndisabiye extradited to the country to face charges.

He is accused of several narcotic related offences in Rwanda.

Mr Tobiko, through Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Victor Mule, urged the court to order Ndisabiye to be deported without delay.

“A lawful warrant of arrest was issued by a court in Kigali,” Mr Mule states in court documents.

Ndisabiye, who was arrested on November 19 on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) from Doha, Qatar, allegedly fled Rwanda after his accomplices a Mr Rukundo Eric and Izibayo Sosthene were arrested in Kigali over drug related offences.

“According to information we received from the Prosecutor Genaral of Rwanda, the respondent changed his route after his colleagues were arrested,” Mr Mule says in an application before Principal Magistrate Elizabeth Osoro.

The court heard that Ndisabiye is wanted in Rwanda where is facing offences of selling, transporting, storage and unlawful importation of Narcotic drugs.

“We urge the court to order that the warrants of arrest issued by the Prosecutor General of Rwanda be endorsed and in the manner authorized by the law Kenya that Janvier Desire Ndisabiye be returned and or conveyed out of Kenya and surrendered to the republic of Rwanda to face charges of complicity to selling, storage and transporting narcotics,” the applications states.

The case, which Ndisabiye through lawyer Cliff Ombeta is opposing, will be mentioned on December 10 when the DPP is expected to produce the warrants of arrest issued by the Kigali court.

The magistrate ordered the respondent be detained at JKIA police station.