The Government of Kenyan has restated that it had nothing to do with the arrest and rendition of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Government was defending the suit Kanu’s brother, Kingsley Kanunta Kanu, filed against them on behalf of the pro-Biafra Leader.
They upheld that Kanu did not undergo extradition proceedings in Kenya.
Kanunta Kanu had in a press release made available to reporters by Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, stated that the court hearing in Kenya took place on November 2.
The Government of Kenya stressed that there was no record in any police station showing that Kanu was legally arrested or detained.
Part of the statement reads, ” On November 2 2021, the Government of Kenya filed its defence to the suit I had earlier filed in Kenya on behalf of my brother, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“It will be recalled that following my brother’s extraordinary rendition in June this year, the Kenyan Government had publicly issued a series of statements, denying its complicity in this horrific act.
“In the said defence that it filed in Court, Kenya has not only persisted in its denials, but it went further to confirm that my brother was denied the benefit of the due process of extradition in Kenya or even a lawful arrest.
“In particular, the defence the Kenyan Government filed in court stated in major part “That there are no extradition proceedings to justify that the Government of Kenya is responsible for the subject’s extradition”.
It added, “That there is no OB record from any of the Police station within the Country to indicate that the subject in issue was lawfully arrested and detained for purposes of commencing extradition proceedings”.
“It needs to be emphasized that above admissions have officially confirmed our long-held position that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s transfer from Kenya to Nigeria is unlawful, not lawful, as claimed by the Nigerian Government.
“This latest revelation, officially made in open Court by Kenya, further solidifies our abiding position that the Nigerian Government cannot benefit from its wrong by subjecting my brother to trial.
“As the the next hearing date unfolds to December 7 2021, more legal processes will be in view. Our immediate goal is to secure the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from detention.”