- Hassan was arrested on January 26, 2024, and was arraigned before Milimani Law Court Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu three days later.
- The court gave some time as it went through the High Court’s orders and directed that he appear before it on February 12.
In April 2021, Businessman Adan Hassan was charged with illegally refilling LPG cylinders of other brands without authority from brand owners to fill.
Then, the court heard that on April 16, 2021, at City Gas Limited LPG storage and filling facility off Lunga Lunga road in the Industrial Area, Hassan was found to have filled assorted brands of LPG cylinders of 13kgs and six kgs.
He pleaded not guilty and was released on a cash bail of Sh50,000.
Soon after, the businessman however pleaded guilty and was sentenced to pay Sh30,000 fine.
This was however challenged at the High Court and in a revision, he was ordered to pay Sh10 million or serve five years imprisonment.
Hassan was arrested on January 26, 2024, and was arraigned before Milimani Law Court Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu three days later.
The court gave some time as it went through the High Court’s orders and directed that he appear before it on February 12.
When he appeared in court, he argued that his rights were violated as he had not participated in the revision at the High Court and had filed a miscellaneous before it.
Through his counsel, he requested to be released on bond terms awaiting hearing and determination of the application in the High Court.
He stated that he is a family man being a father to 16 children and taking care of six other children who belong to his deceased brother.
The court heard that when Hassan was out on bond there were no complaints of any violations from the prosecution, police or complainant.
It was also stated that there was no potential of him absconding from jurisdiction.
Upon determination, Magistrate Kimilu noted that Hassan had the right to a fair trial.
“In judicial discretion, I will give him some time as he persuades the High Court for other directions otherwise,” she stated.
The court released the accused person on a cash bail of Sh2 million with two contact persons, and Sh5 million with a similar surety as bond.
The matter will be mentioned on April 25, 2024.