Attorney General Kiddu Makubuya has not received extradition papers for Kampala businessman Andrew Kasagga Zzimwe and two others wanted in Kenya over bank fraud.
Makubuya, who is also the minister for constitutional affairs, said yesterday, â€œI have just been reading of these things in the press
but I have no documents to that effect. I have been in office and nothing has come to my attention. I cannot hide anything from you. This is an ordinary case like any other and if the papers are brought to me I will handle it accordingly.â€
Makubuya was speaking on phone after the The New Vision asked him what steps he had taken to meet the request by his Kenyan counterpart to send Zzimwe over for trial.
Kenyaâ€™s Attorney General Amos Wako on November 29, 2004, wrote to the Attorney General to have Zzimwe, Paul Karemera and a Congolese, Cedric Nzamba, extradited to Kenya to face the law.
Wako attached an arrest warrant for the three accused persons issued by the Nairobi Chief Magistrate, Aggrey O. Muchellule.
The Directorate of Public Prosecution last week said it was awaiting orders from Makubuya to process Zzimweâ€™s extradition. Zzimwe is said to have received $1.05m as part of a $5m attempted fraud from a Nairobi bank.
Attorney General awaiting Zzimwe documents