Seychelles couple denied bail in Kenya


11-August-2012

The newspaper added that the prosecution opposed the bail plea saying if released the accused are likely to flee the country (Kenya).

Chief Inspector Raymond Ngao of the Anti-Narcotics Unit told principal magistrate Laeticia Wachira that the two Seychellois were arrested together with a Kenyan as they were leaving Kenya at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Mr Ngao also said the two Seychellois and the Kenyan were found with drugs worth Sh6,715,260 (around R1,038,722 and approximately R18.5 million if sold on the Seychelles market according to the National Drugs Enforcement Agency).

Mr Ngao said the accused, who are charged with an offence that carries a life sentence, are likely to flee if freed on bail.

However, lawyer Cliff Ombeta for the accused dismissed Mr Ngao's argument saying his clients, who are foreigners, had a young baby in prison that needs medical attention. The accused were arrested on August 1 at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport while on transit out of Kenya. It is alleged that the drugs they had were disguised as chocolate and sweets. They will know their fate on August 15, added The Star.

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