Nancy Endoveria Kigunzu before JKIA magistrate Njeri Nthuku during a miscellaneous application on whether to detain her for five days pending investigations in drug trafficking on August 22 2023
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A businesswoman suspected of drug trafficking and in possession of "cookies and sweets" has been detained by police for five further days while inquiries are ongoing.

On Wednesday, JKIA court Senior Principal Magistrate Njeri Thuku decided that the prosecution's request to hold Nancy Endoveria Kigunzu for five days was justified.

"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 investigations," the magistrate ruled. 


In addition, the Court ordered that Endoveria be led to the hospital so she can get her medication after hearing from her attorney that she had been denied access to it.

On August 28, the case will be brought up for further instructions.

Known as "Mathe Wa Ngara" for her alleged drug sales, Endoveria was detained by police on August 21, 2023, at around 1530 in the CBD.


According to a request for detention made in court by Sergeant Stephen Chesire, Kigunzu evaded police capture throughout the operations which resulted in the arrest of three other individuals.

"The sweets and cookies which were seized from the respondent premises couldn't undergo preliminary laboratory test hence no report which will give further directions on this case on the charges to be preferred," the officer says in the affidavit. 

Chesire also informed the court that he planned to question Kigunzu's accomplices further, which could result in additional arrests.

"It is for this reason that I request the respondent to be held for five days to enable the investigating officer to complete his investigations," he said.