Two murder suspects wanted in the United Kingdom were on Wednesday arrested in Nairobi’s upmarket Kilimani area.
The two identified as Mohamud Siyad Abdihakim, 24, and Tariq Kennedy Mangal, 21, were arrested by transnational and organized crimes detectives following intelligence leads.
Abdihakim was busted at AL-DAR apartments while his accomplice was seized from house No. A803 in Mideya Gardens, where they have been hiding since sneaking into the country in 2019.
British officials have been looking for the fugitives to answer to murder charges, following the brutal murder of a young man who was stabbed and left for dead in the UK.
The suspects were to be processed at DCI headquarters before being extradited to the UK to answer to the charges against them.
Kenya has enjoyed a close relationship with international enforcement agencies which has resulted in the prosecution of many international fugitives.
Biomy himself had been knifed twice in the dispute – in December 2017 he was stabbed four times and nearly lost his life last May 19 after he was knifed in St Pancras Way.
He denied the attack on Alex was ‘payback’ but he was convicted of murder after a trial at Inner London Crown Court and told he will serve a minimum of 21 years behind bars.
The two stolen cars used by the gang on the night of the gangland slaying were later found burnt out
“The perpetrators of the attack on you were linked to the rival Cumbo gang. And it is simply a fact of this case that Alex Smith was with others on the night of August 12 who were linked to the Cumbo gang.
“Alex Smith ran out into the middle of the road, no doubt drawing attention to himself. Both your car and the Ford Fiesta turned round and pursued him north.
“You chased him into Munster Square and you and the other driver tried to follow but could not because of the bollards. The Ford Focus was then driven to Munster Square and you drove your car around a block.
“The only reason was you were looking for the other two who had got away. In the meantime Alex Smith was hunted down and stabbed to death.
“It cannot be said that you do not know the consequences of this sort of crime You had on your phone images of the graves of two of your associates who had been killed in knife attacks previously.