I was only helping fellow Kenyan to carry weed in my bag – Suspect tells court

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 17 Nov, 2021 17:49 | < 1 min read

A man who was arrested along Kipande road in Ngara area shocked the court when he claimed that the bhang he was nabbed with belonged to a fellow Kenyan who had sought his assistance.

He maintained that he was helping the man to carry some sachets in his bag.

"On November 9, Victor Njenga was found possessing two sachets of bhang weighing 50 grams each and additional 20 rolls of the weed in his bag contrary to narcotic drugs and psychotropic substance Act of 1994," the charge sheet read.

The accused person, Victor admitted the charge against him in court.

On the day of his arrest, he was stopped by police officers after he became distrustful. He was interrogated and searched only to be found with the banned substance.

“I was on the road when a man approached me and gave me the sachets and the rolls to carry for him and since I had a bag, I stashed them inside. Shortly afterward, I saw police advancing towards me and at the time the owner of the drugs was nowhere to be seen," he defended himself in court.

The court entered a plea of not guilty after his explanation that was summarized to be a denial of the charge despite him insisting that he was truly found with the weed.

The court granted him a bond of Ksh100,000 with an alternative of Ksh8,000. The matter shall be mentioned on November 24.

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