Two Men Charged in Kenya for Trafficking Nearly Ksh.1 Million in Drugs

Two Kenyan men charged with trafficking drugs worth $7,500; authorities combat illicit trade, suspects face lengthy sentences if convicted.

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Two Men Charged in Kenya for Trafficking Nearly Ksh.1 Million in Drugs

Two Men Charged in Kenya for Trafficking Nearly Ksh.1 Million in Drugs

Zuher Ali Mohamed and Salim Kilanga Mwinyi were charged separately in Kenya for trafficking heroin, cocaine, and bhang valued at a total of Ksh.900,000. Mohamed faced three counts in a Mombasa court: possessing 114 grams of heroin valued at Ksh.342,000, 1.6037 grams of cocaine valued at Ksh.6,414, and 22 grams of bhang valued at Ksh.660. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on a Ksh.500,000 surety bond.

In a separate case, Mwinyi was charged with trafficking 170 grams of heroin valued at Ksh.510,000. He also denied the charges and was released on a Ksh.700,000 bail with a corresponding surety bond. Mwinyi is believed to have been operating in the Magodoroni and Arusini areas of Kisauni before his arrest.

Why this matters: The arrests and charges highlight the ongoing efforts by Kenyan authorities to combat drug trafficking in the country. The significant value of the seized drugs underscores the scale of the illicit trade and its potential impact on communities.

During Mwinyi's arrest, authorities also found bhang, packaging materials, a weighing scale, cash, and mobile phones in his possession. The cases against Mohamed and Mwinyi are scheduled for mention on May 6 and May 8, 2024, respectively. If convicted, the suspects could face lengthy prison sentences under Kenya's anti-narcotics laws.

Key Takeaways

  • Two men charged in Kenya for trafficking heroin, cocaine, and bhang worth Ksh.900,000.
  • Zuher Ali Mohamed faced 3 counts, pleaded not guilty, and was released on Ksh.500,000 bond.
  • Salim Kilanga Mwinyi charged with trafficking 170g of heroin worth Ksh.510,000, released on Ksh.700,000 bail.
  • Arrests highlight Kenyan efforts to combat drug trafficking and the scale of the illicit trade.
  • If convicted, suspects face lengthy prison sentences under Kenya's anti-narcotics laws.