Kenyans face death sentence for drug trafficking in Brunei


Two Kenyan women are facing death sentence in Brunei for drug trafficking.

Jusca Millicent Ojwang and Caroline Awuor Omenda were arrested on separate dates at the Brunei International Airport with the narcotics.

Ojwang, who is accused of smuggling three kilogrammes of Methylamphetamine on March 7, 2012 pleaded pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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According to The Brunei Times newspaper, the defendant, Ms Ojwang, faces the death penalty if found guilty of smuggling the crystalline substance into the Sultanate.

The other defendant Ms Omenda  is said to have been in possession of four kilograms of Methylamphetamine.

The two were arrested five months apart at Brunei International Airport on a transit to Malaysia.

Brunei imposes death sentence for the importation of more than fifty grammes of methylamphetamine into the country.

Omenda was arrested on October 24, 2012 with four kilogrammes of methylamphetamine hidden in the false bottom and linings of her suitcase.

The two-panel judges Justice Dato Paduka Steven Chong and Justice Dato Paduka Hairol Arni conducted a pre-trial conference for Ojwang’s case. The Kenyan woman is represented HJ Daud Ismail while, the prosecution is led by the Deputy Public Prosecutor Suriana Radin assisted by Lisa Chan.

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