War­rant of ar­rest is­sued for trader Akinyi, three co-ac­cused for skip­ping hear­ing

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Judiciary -

A Kib­era court has is­sued a war­rant of ar­rest for busi­ness­woman Joyce Akinyi and her co-ac­cused for skip­ping court. Akinyi failed to ap­pear yes­ter­day for the hear­ing of a case in which she is charged with traf­fick­ing in Sh94,800 heroin. She is charged along­side John Otieno, Ris­per Ochieng and Kevin Oduor, who are ac­cused of traf­fick­ing in heroin worth more than Sh5 mil­lion. It is al­leged they com­mit­ted the of­fence on March 25 last year at Dam II es­tate, Lang’ata. Akinyi was ar­rested at her Deep West club in Nairobi West, while her co-ac­cused were ar­rested in Dam II es­tate the same day. The po­lice con­sol­i­dated the cases be­cause they were re­lated. Akinyi was once linked to sus­pected drug traf­ficker An­thony Chinedu, who was de­ported to Nige­ria by the Kenyan gov­ern­ment. Be­fore his de­por­ta­tion, the two were in­volved in pub­lic al­ter­ca­tion. The case will be men­tioned on Novem­ber 24.

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