Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Ken Wekesa's badges.

Two people have been arraigned in court for drugs

18 August 2014, 21:03 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - Two people who have been linked to the KES 1.1 Billion heroine seized have been arraigned in a Mombasa law court.

Khalid Agi Mohammed and Mohammed Osman Ahmed have been charged that jointly found with nine Pakistan nationals already charged in court were found in ship vessel Mv Amin Darya trafficking 3777,234kg of whitish and creamish granular heroin with a market value of KES 1.1 billion.

The two appeared on Monday before senior magistrate Maxwell Gicheru.

Mean while the court has rejected the bond application made by the Pakistani nationals charged with trafficking of Heroin in his ruling Magistrate Gicheru said the chances of a foreigner charged with such a serious offence to appear before the court was minimal.

“I find there is a good reason why the accused should not be released on bail.” said Gicheru.

Earlier the prosecution lead by chief inspector Mutiso had filed a supporting affidavit before court to oppose the release of the accused on bail.

In the affidavit the investigating officer said the value of the seized Heroine was over KES 1.1 billion and 33,200 liters of liquid heroine valued was not known.

He said that the accused were not of Kenyan origin and if released on bail and they are likely to abscond the court proceedings.

Mutiso stated the investigation in the case were not complete the investigations would be extended beyond Kenya to Somalia Dubai Iran India and Pakistan.

Magistrate Gicheru the defense had not filed any application to dispute the applications made by the state against the accused persons.

He added that the defense lawyer Mr. Ombeta had argued that if accused were to be released on bail they would stay in the Vessel but at the moment the vessel is seized in Kenyan waters.

Ombeta had gone further and argued that there was no evidence tabled before court that the mater was being investigated outside the country.

However Ombeta’s application to have the vessel released was withheld by Gicheru, he directed the defense to file an official affidavit from the owner of the vessel to enable him apply for the release of the vessel.

The case will be heard on November 6, 7, 13, 14 2014

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Leave ODM if you are unhappy, Rai...

Leave ODM if you are not happy, Raila Odinga tells Senator. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Former Assistant Minister joins J...

A former Assistant Minister has quit PNU and joined the Jubilee Party. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
DP Ruto intervenes as Kerio Valle...

DP William Ruto will visit Kerio Valley to try solve never-ending clashes between local residents. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
ODM MP chased down by angry Kibra...

Kibra MP Ken Okoth had a hard time in his constituency after angry youth pelted him with stones. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Prepare for DP Ruto fight in 2022...

An MP has warned that the Kalenjin Community will not stand back and watch as DP Ruto is duped ahead of the 2022 polls. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Be careful who you deal with, DP ...

Watch out for your political future, DP William Ruto has been warned. Read more...