Joyce Akinyi, others charged of Sh5 million drug trafficking claim
SEE ALSO :Briton wanted abroad heldThey have all denied the charges. Through their lawyer John Ogada, Dorcas Osabwa and Elvis Abenga the accused pleaded with the court to be released on favourable cash bail. In her ruling, Senior Resident Magistrate at JKIA Law Courts, Christine Njagi released Joyce Akinyi and Peris Omondi on a bond of Sh 2,000,000 each with two sureties of the same amount. “The two persons should report to the police station once every week and not travel without informing the Court,” ruled Njagi. The court, however, denied Congolese national Pauline Kalala bail due to compelling circumstances in his case and that he had no known contacts in Nairobi and investigations were still going on. “I request the court to grant us all the witness statements, documentary exhibits and inventories of the property taken from the accused persons,” said Ogada. Ogada also asked for the release of Joyce Akinyi’s car and other property, which were taken by the police during their arrest. The magistrate ordered that they file a formal application for the release of the property to enable the prosecution to respond. The case was fixed for a pre-trial conference on August 27, 2019.
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