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Kenya deports wanted man to the US

March 09, 2021

By Samuel Ouma

The Kenyan government last week deported an American fugitive who is linked to the US Capital riots.

Isaac Steve Sturgeon, 32, is accused of participating in the US Capital unrest on January 6, 2021.

Sturgeon was deported on Friday, March 5, following a tip-off.

The American media reported that Sturgeon picked a metal bar police during a pro-Trump demonstration and used it to shove back police officers who were manning the building.

Reports indicate that he flew to Kenya on January 24 and was planning to stay in the East African nation until April 5 after committing such a heinous act.

However, the American government asked their Kenyan counterparts to surrender him when they learnt he was in the country.

Before knowing the Montana businessman whereabouts, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) posted his pictures on its website seeking the public's assistance in finding him.

The Washington Post reported that the suspect was arrested on arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City and later arraigned in court.

He faces charges of obstruction of justice, civil disorder, engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds and assaulting or resisting officers.

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