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Woman jailed for 20 years for drug trafficking

A 38-year-old Kenyan woman will spend the next 20 years behind bars after a judge in Nairobi sentenced for trafficking narcotics.

Mary Mukami Wambui was arrested in 2016 at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) as she prepared to depart for Indonesia.

According to the police, Ms Wambui was placed on observation after her arrest and emitted 38 pellets of cocaine weighing 929 grams.

Last month police arrested four suspected drug traffickers at JKIA with two of the suspects emitting 13 and 18 pellets after being put on observation for hours.

Meanwhile, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i warned foreign drug dealers residing in the country that their days are numbered.

“Drug dealers have come to Nairobi and they have confused our girls. They live with them and when police come to arrest them (drug dealers), they claim they are married to a Kenyan. Marriage cannot be by word of mouth or by correspondence or by pretense. Marriage has to be proved by law,” he said at the time.