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Mombasa court release Magistrate in Ksh 30M heroin case

A Mombasa court has on Monday freed Magistrate Edgar Matsigulu Kagoni on a cash bail of Ksh 20,000.

The Mombasa Court further offered the embattled Magistrate an alternative Ksh 100,000 bond following his Saturday arrest.

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Kagoni who was arrested alongside eight others was accused of mishandling exhibits that included 10.02 kg of heroin and Ksh 600,000 in different currencies.

The arrest follows an order by the DPP who admitted to having received intelligence from the DCI boss in Mombasa.

The intelligence proved to the DPP that the exhibits following a court case between the Republic and Hussein Masoud were indeed presented before the court.

Also read: Mombasa Magistrate arrested over the loss of exhibits

In addition to that, Prosecutor Achilla testified before the court as the evidence was produced under Magistrate Edgar Kagoni.

The other suspects arrested alongside Mr. Edgar include executive assistant Mr. Abdalla Awadh, Ruiru court assistant Mr. Onesmus Momanyi and Mr. Lawrence Thoya.

Charges leveled against them included intent to go contrary to the law and aiding drug trafficking.

Representing the Mombasa based Magistrate was lawyer Nelson Havi who called off further prosecution of his client.

He went further to accuse the DPP of trying to harass his client as the charges against him are unjustifiable.

The news comes at a time when the government has launched the fight against drug traffickers in the coastal city.

At the same time, the Judiciary is being accused of delaying cases most of which are on serious matters including drug traffickers.

Berryl Achieng
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