21 students arrested with bhang in Murang’a

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 26 May, 2022 15:42 | 2 mins read
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Police have arrested 21 students from different schools in Murang'a county for allegedly being in possession of bhang.

The officers, acting on a tip-off from members of the public, intercepted a vehicle which was ferrying the students to Murang'a town.

Students found in possession of bhang

The students were found in possession of 10 rolls of bhang after being subjected to a thorough search by authorities.

According to Murang'a OCPD Mary Wakuu, the vehicle was intercepted near Murang'a town after picking up the students at Kahuro.

"We have profiled the students and taken their details but we shall release them and follow up after they go back to school. We shall notify the school administration for further interrogation before the next course of action," Murang'a OCPD Mary Wakuu said.

Wakuu however noted that the driver and the conductor of the vehicle will remain in police custody and that they will be arraigned in court at a later date.

"We will interrogate them to know where bhang came from but still they will be taken to court for abetting crime", the Murang'a OCPD said.

Police warn matatu operators

Matatus parked in town. PHOTO/Courtesy
Matatus parked in town. PHOTO/Courtesy

Wakuu further issued stern warnings to matatu operators who ferry students and allow them to drink alcohol or smoke bhang in their vehicles, stressing that they shouldn't allow such behaviour under their watch.

"If you notice something fishy with the students and don't report it, you will be considered an accomplice," she added.

She also urged the school administration to ensure they do a thorough inspection of students to ensure they don't keep such substances with them in school.

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