NMS Deputy director in court over child trafficking charges

Written By: Nicholas Kigondu

Dr Musa in a wheel chair at the Milimani courts on Wednesday taking plea. Photo by Johnstone Aronya

Nairobi Metropolitan Services Deputy director Musa Mohammed Ramadhan has been released on bail in a case where he is facing two counts relating to child trafficking.

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Musa who appeared in court on a wheelchair, is accused of conspiring with two employees at Mama Lucy Kibaki hospital, namely Fred Makallah and Selina Awour, to traffic persons, was released on a 200,000 shillings cash bail with an alternative bond of Ksh. 500,000.

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The crime is said to have happened between March 1 and November 16, 2020. Musa denied the charges before Nairobi chief magistrate Martha Mutuku.

Makallah who faces a total of five counts has been released on a 1 million shillings cash bail or a bond of 2 million shillings while Awuor was released on a cash bail of 200, 000 shillings with an alternative bond of 500, 000 shillings.

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Musa was to plead to the charges on Monday but sent his lawyer who told the court that he is sick and was admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital.

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The case will be mentioned on December 9.

On Monday, senior principal magistrate Benard Ochoi let off the hook four other persons including hospital CEO Emma Mutio, Juliana Mbete a hospital administrator, Beatrice Njambi in charge of new born unit and Administrative officer Regina Musembi.

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Fred Makallah was exposed in story by BBC allegedly negotiating with an undercover journalist in a well-planned plot to sell a child who had been abandoned at the Mama Lucy Hospital.

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