Thursday, May 23, 2024

Saudi Arabia Postpones Stephen Munyakho’s Execution After Diplomatic Intervention

The Ministry of Overseas Affairs on Monday, Could 13, introduced that it had been capable of negotiate the postponement of the execution of Stephen Munyakho in Saudi Arabia. 

This was introduced by Overseas Affairs Principal Secretary Korir Singo’ei.

Singo’ei in a press release famous that the authorities in Saudi Arabia had granted Kenya’s request to postpone Munyakho’s execution in order to permit additional negotiation between all events. 

The Kenyan who has since modified his identify to Abdulkareem was set to be executed on Wednesday, Could 15, after he was discovered responsible of killing a Yemeni nationwide in Saudi Arabia. 

Veteran journalist Dorothy Kweyu (left) and her son stephen bertrand munyakho



“As we devise methods to convey this matter to a extra acceptable conclusion, and thereby giving each households the closure they so urgently want and deserve, we will proceed to lean on the nice and cozy and strong friendship that we now have with our Saudi companions, in addition to on the goodwill of all Kenyans,” a press release from PS Sing’oei learn partially.

“Within the coming days, we will be partaking stakeholders in Nairobi and Riyadh, together with representations from our non secular management, to agree on the following pressing steps.”

Singo’ei whereas appreciating the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia famous that this could not have been doable with out diplomatic interventions led by the Overseas Affairs Ministry and Kenya’s mission in Riyadh.

Munyakho is the son of veteran journalist Dorothy Kweyu who had begged the Kenyan authorities to intervene and save her son from the hangman.

The Kenyan has been behind bars since 2012 and he had been requested to boost Ksh150 million to compensate the Yemeni nationwide household or face execution. 

Kweyu sought the federal government’s assist after makes an attempt to boost the hefty sum proved futile. 

On Could 8, PS Singo’ei revealed that President William Ruto’s administration had directed the Kenyan Saudi Ambassador Mohamed Ruwange to intervene and discover each diplomatic resolution doable to avert the execution.

He additional revealed that there was a risk that Munyakho’s household wouldn’t be required to pay the Ksh150 million. 

Contained in the Shimeisi Jail within the Governorate of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.


Saudi Gazette

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