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Drama queen Joyce Akinyi arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking

Controversial Nairobi businesswoman Joyce Akinyi has been arrested by anti-narcotics police.

She was arrested at her home in Langata and police say they recovered powdery substances suspected to be narcotic drugs.

The head of the Anti-Narcotics Police Unit Mr Hamisi Masa said Ms Akinyi was arrested at 9pm Wednesday.

He said the substances have been taken to the government chemist for analysis.

He said the businesswoman will be taken to court later Thursday once they verify what kind of drugs were recovered.

Ms Akinyi is currently being held at Muthaiga Police Station.

Ms Akinyi was involved in multiple public spats with her former husband, deported Nigerian businessman Antony Chinedu, who was suspected of drug trafficking.

The couple fought protracted legal and physical battles over the control of their properties in the city, estimated to be worth billions of shillings.

She was also the subject of a sensational love triangle pitting former Budalangi MP Raphael Wanjala against Mr Chinedu.