British national charged with trafficking denied bail


By Halligan Agade

A British national, Jack Alexander, charged with trafficking narcotics worth 598 million shillings earlier released on 70 million shillings bond with two Kenyan sureties of similar amounts is back in custody.

The development came after the prosecution obtained a stay order from the High Court stopping the British national release.

His Kenyan co-accused Roy Mwanthi however secured his release but on 30 million shillings cash bail or 60 million shillings bond with two sureties.

The two were ordered to deposit their passport in court. Kibera magistrate Derrick Kuto noted that the offence facing the two is serious and deserved stiff bond terms.

Jack and Mwanthi are alleged to have trafficked cocaine concealed in a container at Kilindini Port in Mombasa on 29th July this year. The illegal drugs were reportedly concealed as sugar from Brazil en route to Kampala Uganda. The case will be mentioned on the 23rd of August this year.

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Marrian is said to be the director of Mshale Uganda Limited while Mwanthi is a director of Inland Africa Logistics Limited. The case will be mentioned on the 23rd of August this year.

Separately,  ten employees of the Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Bureau of Standards and Kenya Ports Authority were Monday charged in Mombasa with conspiracy to evade payment of taxes when processing containers at the port.

Dorosila Akinyi, Joshua Misoi, Abdihafid Farah, Alex Mwagasi, Henry Wilberforce Otieno, Bernard Otieno, Thomas Mwandoga, Stephen Kamau, Hamisi Hamadi who are accused of making four entries for containers loaded with new clothes to falsely read as ladies shoes, a matter that would have led to evasion of payment of customs duty and other charges amounting to 20 million shillings.

The accused were released on a 50,000 shillings bond and alternative cash bail of 10,000 shillings.  The matter was before Mombasa Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti



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