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The want to be quick criminals netted in Kenya: Briton in Sh600m cocaine case remanded pending bail ruling.

Posted by African Press International on August 10, 2016

MAUREEN KAKAH -1 | Jumatano, Agosti 10, 2016

High Court will on Friday rule whether bond terms set for a Briton and a Kenyan accused of trafficking cocaine worth Sh598 million will remain.

Justice Luka Kimaru issued the directive after a hearing on an application in which the Director of Public Prosecutions challenged the release on bond of Jack Alexander Marrian and Roy Mwanthi by a Kibera magistrate’s court.

Mr Marrian and Mr Mwanthi were granted a Sh70 million and Sh60 million bond respectively.

Trial magistrate Derrick Kuto had stated that prosecutors did not convince him that the two should be denied bail.

On Wednesday, the DPP, through State lawyer Duncan Ondimu, said the trial court erred as the offences the accused are facing are serious and carry stiff sentences.

Lawyers Andrew Wandabwa and Nicholas Ombija, who represented the accused, opposed the application to cancel the bond.

Nation news Kenya

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