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Kenyan university student arrested with notorious drug trafficker

Kenyan university student arrested with notorious drug trafficker: Suspected narcotics trafficker Hillary Wanjiku Wachira was arrested along Limuru Road in Nairobi on Friday afternoon.

Suspected narcotics trafficker Hillary Wanjiku Wachira, who was arrested along Limuru Road in Nairobi on October 25, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY

A police source said Mr Wachira, whom they termed “notorious” had been on the run and that he was apprehended following a tip-off from the public.

After the arrest, police searched his house in Juja, Kiambu County, and arrested his roommate, university student Caroline Nyambura Gituma, whom they said was found with drugs.

Jkuat student Caroline Nyambura Gituma, who was arrested alongside suspected narcotics trafficker Hillary Wanjiku Wachira along Limuru Road in Nairobi on October 27, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY

PAST ARREST

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Mr Wachira was arrested in Mathare, Nairobi, in May and allegedly found with packages of heroin.

“He later escaped from police custody under mysterious circumstances, leading to the issuance of a warrant of arrest,” the source said.

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Police say Mr Wachira is a “notorious” drug dealer who operates in secrecy to avoid detection and sells the substances to slum dwellers and university students.

They will give more information on Monday on actions taken since the arrests.

Source-nation.co.ke

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