Kenyan Assault Suspect Faces Extradition to US

A Kenyan woman allegedly caught on camera assaulting a bed-ridden 90-year-old man for urinating on himself risks being handed back to US authorities to stand trial.

The state has authorised that Anastasia Oluoch be extradited and has ordered that she stays in prison till she is handed over to the US authorities.

Oluoch was captured on video beating up the sick man. She is being sought by the US government for running away while a case against her was pending at a Maryland court. She was charged on May 19, 2007 with abuse, assault, and reckless endangerment but she fled after being released on bail. Oluoch was arrested recently by Kenyan police after being tipped about where she was hiding at her Krachuonyo rural home.

A senior police officer Samuel Chumo filed an affidavit urging the court to keep her behind bars. The officer says there was a likelihood that if she is freed on bail she will escape as she has done so several times both in the US and Kenya. Oluoch yesterday urged city magistrate Lucy Nyambura through her lawyer Gilbert Mungu to set her free on reasonable bail terms. State lawyer Victor Mule told magistrate Lucy Nyambura that the AG was opposed to her being released.

This article was written by Caroline Maina and published by AllAfrica.com on August 31, 2011.

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