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Chinese alien to remain in custody for failing to raise Sh. 50,000 bail

A  Chinese national arrested three weeks ago for being in the country illegally  will remain in remand after failing to raise Sh. 50,000 cash bail as directed by an Eldoret Court.

Chen Hua will remain locked up at Eldoret GK remand prison for the third week running since he could not raise the cash bail.

Chen Hua  was seized by police officers from the Anti-Terror Police Unit in Kapsoya Estate following a tip off from members of the public who suspected that the foreigner had no valid documents to be in the country.

Chen Hua who was arraigned before the Eldoret Senior Resident Magistrate (SRM), Christine Menya made frantic efforts to reach the supposed wife to come to his rescue, but all was in vain as the woman never turned up to bail him out.

The  Chinese national was staying with a pregnant woman whom he claimed to be his wife in a one bed roomed rental house in Kapsoya Estate.

Menya directed Chen Hua to deposit a cash bail of Sh. 50,000 to secure his freedom from the remand prison pending the hearing and determination of his case.

He was later escorted to the remand prison after failing to raise the bail. His case will be heard on October 2, 2019.

The accused was charged that on August 10, 2019 at Kapsoya Estate in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County, being a Chinese National, he was found being unlawfully present in the country without valid documents or Visa.

He  pleaded with the court to release him on bail, saying his Kenyan wife was seven months pregnant and had no one to take care of her.

By  Kiptanui  Cherono

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