Mathe Wa Ngara To Spend Five More Days In Custody Pending Investigations

JKIA Law Court allowed police to detain for five more days a businesswoman linked to drug trafficking and possession of ‘cookies and sweets’ pending investigations.

Anti-narcotics court at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ruled an application by the police to hold Nancy Endoveria Kigunzu alias Mathe Wa Ngara had merit.

Senior Principal Magistrate Njeri Thuku made the ruling following an application by police on Tuesday.

“Having gone through the submissions by both parties, I find that the prosecution application to detain the respondent is merited. The suspect is to be detained at Muthaiga Police Station for five days to allow police to complete their investigation,” she ruled.

The Court also directed that Nancy be escorted to the hospital for medication after her lawyer said she had been denied access to her medication.

The case will be mentioned on August 28 for further orders.

Nancy who is popularly known as “Mathe Wa Ngara” over her alleged drug deals, was arrested by police on August 21, 2023, at around 3 p.m. in the CBD.

An application filed in court by Sergeant Stephen Chesire sought to detain her saying during the time of operations which led to the arrest of three other suspects, she fled from police arrest hence weighing and sampling of the alleged drugs was done in her absentia.

“The sweets and cookies which were seized from the respondent premises, preliminary laboratory test couldn’t be done hence no report which will give further directions on this case on the charges to be preferred,” he said.

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Chesire told the court that he intends to conduct further interrogations which might lead to further arrests of Nancy’s accomplices.