Amina Shiraz in the dock at the Malindi High Court where she was charged with murdering her husband Jimmy Jagatram, October 13, 2016. /FILE
American man wanted for murder of Kenyan businessman
A Mombasa High Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of an American citizen accused of murdering Kenyan businessman Jimmy Baburam.
Justice Asenath Ongeri issued the warrant on Thursday after the office of the Director of Public Prosecution made an application.
Senior assistant DPP Vincent Monda informed the court that suspect Jacob Schmalzle went missing in the US.
Monda further told the court that they had established that the suspect was hiding in Hollando.
â€œI would (also) like to begin extradition proceedings from the US to Kenya to face murder charges,â€ he said.
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Schmalzle was accused alongside Amina Shiraz of killing the latter’s husband Jimmy Jagatramon July 26, 2015, at a resort in Watamu.
The case was moved from Malindi to Mombasa High Court on December 6.