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Drama queen Joyce Akinyi charged afresh with drug trafficking

Controversial businesswoman Joyce Akinyi was on Monday charged afresh at the Kibera law courts with trafficking narcotic drugs.

The prosecution amended a charge sheet in a case she pleaded not guilty last year to include a count of possession of narcotic drugs.

She was charged that on March 25 last year at Dam Two estate in Langata Nairobi, jointly with John Alex, Rush Auma and Kelvin Odour, they were found in possession of heroin valued at Sh4.2 million.

In another count, she is accused together with John Alex of trafficking heroin at her Deep West Resort in Langata, Nairobi on March 25 last year.

According to the charge sheet, the alleged narcotic drug had a value of Sh94,000.

Court documents indicate that she was found with a substance that preliminary tests established was heroin.

In a separate count on the same charge sheet, John Alex Otieno, Risper Auma and Kelvin Oduor were charged with trafficking 1833.6 grams of cocaine valued at Sh4.6 million.

The three were allegedly found at a house in Dam estate, Langata, with sachets containing the proscribed drug on March 25 moments after Ms Akinyi was arrested at Deep West Resort.

Ms Akinyi is out on Sh500,000 bond. The case is set to proceed before Kibera principal magistrate Benard Ochoi Monday.