In Summary
  • Police in Mombasa had said that upon his arrival, Mr Punjani will be arrested for interrogation.

  • Last month, detectives from the multiagency team raided the tycoon's house in Mombasa in connection to the drugs crackdown at the Coast.

Mombasa tycoon Ali Punjani, who is being sought by police over drug trafficking, filed an anticipatory bail in the High Court Wednesday.

Mr Punjani, who is out of the county, made the application through his lawyer Jared Magolo.


Mr Punjani said that he has been threatened with immediate arrest when he arrives in the country from abroad where he is seeking medical attention.

Mr Magolo argue in the application that Mr Punjani had intended to come back on August 26 but his medical condition did not allow him then. He that Mr Punjani is scheduled to come back any time now.

“No charge has been preferred or any reason given for the threat and arrest of Mr Punjani,” argued Mr Magolo in the application.

According to the application filed at the High Court in Mombasa, Mr Punjani’s house was searched and nothing was recovered.

Mr Magolo argued that on August 13, Mr Punjani’s palatial residence was searched in the presence of his advocates and nothing incriminating was found.

“As indicated in the search certificate, the purported reason for search was the suspicion of dealing in narcotics,” the application said.

According to the application, the officers took many of Mr Punjani’s documents which included a title deed, bank books, cheque books, electronics, bank slips and records, and log books without any good reason.

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