A 65 year old Rwandese citizen who is wanted in Rwanda to answer to genocide, incitement to commit genocide and crimes against humanity will remain in police custody for five days pending determination of bond application.
Celestin Ntarwanda Alias Edouard Nsengimana who has been residing in Kenya and works as a French teacher in Gilgil Hills School in Nakuru opposed an application seeking to have him taken back to his country on grounds that his life is threatened back to Rwanda.
The prosecution wants him detained pending the hearing and final determination of the application for reciprocal backing of warrants of arrest issued by the Republic of Rwanda
The court heard that a warrant of arrest was issued by prosecutor Richard Muhumuza of the republic of Rwanda on 21st April 2015 and the prosecution wants him to be surrendered to the Republic of Rwanda to face the charges against him.
The prosecution said that there are no legal restrictions for the surrender of the respondents to the republic of Rwanda to face the charges enumerated in the warrant of arrest
In an application filed in court, the prosecution said that conditions for endorsement of warrants issued in Rwanda for execution in Kenya under the Extradition (Contagious and Foreign Countries) Act Cap 76 have been met
The prosecution claims that Ntarwanda perpetrated widespread and systematic attacks against the Tutsi civilians with intent and knowledge of the systematic attack.
The prosecution further states that there are no legal restrictions to the endorsement of the warrants of arrest issued by Richard Muhumuza prosecutor General of the Republic Of Rwanda for their execution in Kenya.
It is alleged that between April 1994 and July 1994 Ntarwanda ordered and participated in the killings against the Tutsi ethnic group
He is also alleged to have perpetrated widespread and systematic attacks against the Tutsi civilians with intent and knowledge of the systematic attack
The court will rule 13th of February on whether he will be released on bail pending hearing and determination of the extradition application.