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Police impound bhang

Thika police have arrested two drug peddlers who were transporting a Sh 12 million bhang consignment from Migori County to a Thika tycoon.

The incident happened a day after Juja police nabbed bhang worth Sh. 600,000 and heroine of unknown value near the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

Police say that Thika and Juja have become ready markets for the perilous drugs attributing the alarming drugs prevalence to high rate of youthful, schooling Kenyans within the two towns.

They said that the peddlers were targeting youngsters aged 35 years and below singling out Thika which has more than 45 colleges where young minds seek to better their future through education.

The two who were in a packed Toyota Noah Vehicle along the Thika-Garrissa road are said to have been on their way to the home of a wealthy but dangerous drug peddler in Thika.

The 300 kilograms of bhang in eight and a half sacks were stashed in the boot of the car that is currently being held at Makongeni police station.

The Kiambu County Police Commander,  Adiel  Nyange  who  spoke to the press on Wednesday in Makongeni, Thika revealed that the vehicle was spotted by police officers during their normal patrol.

“Tactfully police approached the car and upon reaching near the vehicle, it fled off in high speed headed to Kisii estate where our officers intercepted it. This guy makes Sh. 12 million from selling bhang for every trip he makes to Thika to spoil Kenyans,” he said.

Upon a thorough search of their vehicle, police who found a hip of documents revealed that the suspects have a similar bhang related case in Naivasha court which was committed using the same vehicle.

He stated that police who have mounted operations in Kiambu County were following crucial leads to have the recipient of the bhang arrested and prosecuted.

“We are also working closely with our colleagues from Migori to have the dealer who we believe is a major supplier of these dangerous drugs arrested. To all criminals in Kiambu please stop engaging in crimes and turn to the Lord. If you don’t stop, we shall ensure that you are behind bars if you will be lucky not to shake hands with your creator,” he said.

Nyange said this even as police in Ruiru felled two criminals near Kahawa Wendani who were robbing women on Sunday morning.

The  Thika Town MP, Patrick Wainaina took issue with the judiciary for being lenient with drug peddlers accusing them of issuing kind bonds and thereby fueling continued consumption of outlawed substances.

“I urge the judiciary to stop being merciful to these murderers. These are people without a heart and giving them tolerant bonds only encourages them to reorganize their businesses. It is our wish to have all drug peddlers detained until their cases are conclusively heard and determined,” he said.

By  Lucy  Wangai

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