Seychelles couple is denied bail
A couple from Seychelles and a Kenyan charged with drug trafficking were yesterday denied bail by a Kibera court. The prosecution opposed the bail plea saying if released the accused are likely to flee the country. Chief Inspector Raymond Ngao of the Anti-Narcotics Unit told principal magistrate Laeticia Wachira that Richard Stephens Battin and Latifah Marie Antoinette from Seychelles were arrested together with Jamal Mohammed, Kenyan, as they were leaving the country at JKIA.
He said were found with drugs worth Sh6,715,260. Ngao said the accused, who are charged with an offense that carries a life sentence, are likely to flee if freed on bail. However, lawyer Cliff Ombeta for the accused dismissed 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 JKIA while on transit out of the country. It is alleged that the drugs they had were disguised as chocolate and sweets. They will know their fate on August 15.