Police have arrested two drug traffickers with bhang worth millions of shillings.
According to the DCI, the two suspects were arrested as they made their way to Nairobi from Namanga with several sacks of Cannabis Sativa.
Arrested on their way to Nairobi
“Two suspected drug traffickers have been arrested by DCI Transnational Organized Crime Unit detectives,” The DCI said, also reporting that they had confiscated the vehicle with which they were using to ferry the drugs.
“A motor vehicle Reg No. KCD 808N that was heading to Nairobi from Namanga ferrying sacks of Cannabis Sativa worth millions of shillings was also confiscated.”
The two suspects, the DCI said, will now be arraigned in court on 3rd September 2020 ( today).
”The two suspects, Samuel Kimani Macharia and Peter Mwangi Kuria will be arraigned on 3rd September 2020 to face charges of Trafficking in Narcotic drugs contrary to section 4 (a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (control Acto No. 4 of 1994.”
Notorious drug trafficker arrested last month
This was yet another instance of drug traffickers getting arrested in Kenya. The DCI last month arrested a notorious drug trafficker in Utawala.
The DCI said the drug trafficker, Tom Ouma Aero, was behind funding and arming of gangs in Dandora, Korogocho and Huruma.
The sale of narcotic drugs is illegal in Kenya, though there have been calls for its legalization. The late Kibra MP, Ken Okoth, was one of the advocates of the legalization of Cannabis for medicinal use.
He even sponsored a bill at the National Assembly calling for marijuana legalization.
However, the political leaders have been opposed to the idea, claiming that it would lead to widespread drug abuse. This is despite the country is already experiencing dreadful drug abuse.
Furthermore, there are claims of many influential Kenyans in politics who are part of the underground narcotics drug trade.