The court has ordered Nation reporter Walter Menya to remain in custody until Tuesday to allow police to complete probe into bribery solicitation claims.
Senior Principle Magistrate Martha Mutuku granted the request by police.
Mr Menya had been presented in a Milimani court more than 24 hours after being arrested in Nairobi.
Police locked up Mr Menya on Sunday on claims of "soliciting a bribe to write a damaging story".
He spent the night in cells at an undisclosed police station.
According to police, the writer’s woes stem from the article he penned on Friends of Jubilee Foundation in the Sunday Nation under the title “Civil servants in JP foundation say all they want is to alleviate poverty”.
In the Monday court session, the State sought to file a miscellaneous application against Mr Menya but his lawyers James Orengo and Apollo Mboya said they had not been served with case documents.
The magistrate ordered the State to serve the defence and return at 2.30pm.
In the application, police want to detain Mr Menya at Muthaiga Police Station for three more days.