THE prosecution yesterday opposed the release of two businessmen charged with trafficking heroin worth more than Sh880,750.
When the case came up for review of bail application, prosecutor Onesmus Towett asked the court to remand Victor Oduor and Nigerian businessman Festus Odimgbe pending further investigations.
He said the two are believed to be leaders of a cartel of drug traffickers.
Towett said he is not opposing bail application for three co-accused - Sonia Okwemwa, Jane Naron, Sheron Mukonya.
Nairobi principal magistrate Esther Nduva released the three on a Sh500,000 bail each.
The prosecutor an investigating officer, Raymnod Rahibu, has sworn an affidavit opposing bail for Oduor and Odimgbe.Defence lawyer Kirathe Wandungi opposed the Towett's application to have the two remanded.
He said it is his clients' right to be granted bail. Wandungi said the prosecution has failed to disclose why they want the two remanded.
Wandungi served the court with various authorities in support of his argument for bail.The prosecution asked the court to give them more time to make a comprehensive response to the defence.
Oduor and Odimgbe have been accused of trafficking drugs between August 23 and 24 in Nairobi county.The magistrate ordered the two to be remanded until Tuesday to enable the prosecution reply to the defines.