Five Egyptians who have been charged in a Chuka court have been denied bail until their passports are produced.
Abdel Rahman, Rammy Mohamed, Abdallah Assarah, Fovad Ezzat and Zachsul Fatmy were arraigned before Chief Magistrate, John Njoroge, yesterday charged with being unlawfully present in Kenya but they were not required to take plea over language barrier.
The five were once again arraigned in the same court after Akida Rajab an Arabic interpreter was availed in court.
The Court heard that after a tip off from members of the public, the five were arrested on Friday midnight last week at Kairuni market in Maara Sub-county for being suspicious.
Through the interpreter, three of them argued that their passports were detained at Chogoria Police Station upon arrest although none was produced in court, while two others argued that their passports were detained at the Kiambu Law Courts where they have another case.
The Court denied to release them on bail and ruled that their bond application shall be considered upon production of their passport. They are detained at Chuka Police Station
The case will be heard on December 5, 2019.
By David Mutwiri