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Tycoon Whose Yacht Was Blown With Ksh28 Million Narcotics Freed

Bilal Kimali Ndechumia. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

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.

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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.

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Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. Believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye.
Follow me on Twitter @FmuliKE. Email francis@kahawatungu.com

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