Kenya: Briton charged with trafficking cocaine freed on bond

A Kenyan court has released on bond a British national charged with trafficking nearly 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of cocaine.

Jack Alexander Wolf Marrian was to be released Monday on a bond equaling $690,000, with two Kenyan sureties of similar amount.

A magistrate ruled that the prosecution did not provide compelling reasons for Marrian to be detained pending determination of his case. The prosecution argued that he was a flight risk and that he would interfere with investigations.

British media have reported that Marrian is the grandson of an aristocrat, the sixth Earl Cawdor.

Marrian was arrested after Kenyan police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents impounded the drugs July 27 at Kenya's main seaport in a container allegedly carrying sugar to Uganda from Brazil.