Kenyan authorities arrest international fugitive during raid in Nairobi

Photo of international fugitive and organized crime suspect, Mohamed Nagi. Nagi was arrested in Nairobi on June 5. /Kenya Directorate of Criminal Investigations

Officers from Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Monday night, June 6, arrested an international fugitive who was hiding at the University of Nairobi.

In a statement issued by DCI, Mohamed Magzoub was flushed from his hideout at the university’s staff quarters by detectives from DCI’s Transnational and Organized Crime Unit.

Photo of international fugitive and organized crime suspect, Mohamed Nagi. Nagi was arrested in Nairobi on June 5. /Kenya Directorate of Criminal Investigations

Magzoub, a Sudanese national, was on the run and is facing charges of organized crime in his home country.

DCI boss George Kinoti said his arrest followed a tip-off from the public.

“Arrangements to extradite the suspect to his home country where he will face justice are in top gear. The Directorate is looking for the next available flight to Khartoum to hand him over to Sudanese authorities,” Kinoti said.

Kinoti said the directorate has registered an increase in arrests of international fugitives wanted for serious crimes in their countries in recent months.

The investigating agency stated that the arrest was a result as a collaboration between police in multiple countries and the engagement with INTERPOL.

Nagi’s arrest follows the capture of one of two men wanted in the U.S. for wildlife and narcotics trafficking. arrested following a tip-off of his hideout in Nairobi.

Badru Abdul Aziz Saleh was also arrested in Nairobi following a tip-off of his hideout.