Bilal Kimali Ndechumia, a businessman whose yacht was blown in 2015 with Ksh28 million narcotics was on Friday set free due to lack of evidence linking him to the consignment.
His yacht was blown under Presidential orders after it was confirmed that it was carrying narcotics in its water tank.
Ndechumia was later arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in 2017, after being deported from Madagascar. He was assumed to have been privy of he narcotics therein after seeking release of the vessel.
He was alleged to have been working with Clement Serge Bristol a Seychelles national who was the yatch captain, and four Kenyans.
The Kenyans included Ahmed Said Bakari, Mohamed Bakari Mohamed, Sharifu Mzee Mohamed and Ahmed Hussein Salim
Last year, Bakari was sentenced to 22 years in jail while Bristol was slapped with a 10-year jail term.