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Police investigate alleged drugging incident on Uhuru Highway by use of fliers

Police in Nairobi are investigating an incident that was shared widely on social media on Wednesday involving a female motorist who was allegedly drugged along Uhuru Highway by fliers’ distributors.

Nairobi Central OCPD Paul Wanjama told Nairobi News that officers who went to the scene found that the victim had left and a witness promised to share the contact of the victim.

“We are still investigating the incident and someone has promised to send us the contact of the victim which we are still waiting for so that we can record her statement,” said Mr Wanjama.

The female motorist, whose photos were widely shared online, is said to have been handed a flier while in traffic along the highway.


According to a Whatsapp conversation screenshot between a witness and other group members, the woman shouted for help moments after being handed the flier and fellow motorists came to her aid.

They found her still holding the flier which is suspected to have been drugged and the motorist was seemingly confused.

Photos taken of her seated at the back of her car with the doors wide open and those of the cleansing and detox flier were circulated to warn other motorists not to take the fliers.

Phone calls by Nairobi News to a number indicated on the flier that bore a city council distribution authorization stamp went unanswered.

The incident comes when the city is still grappling with the rising number of cases of women being drugged in public transport vehicles and being robbed of their valuables.