Beware bhang from Ethiopia in our midst, says Barre

Bhang sneaked into the country from Ethiopia could be part of stocks circulating in Murang’a, it has been revealed.

County commissioner Mohammed Barre said bhang intercepted in Samburu County last month was destined for Murang’a. A number of suspects were arrested.

Murang’a Town MCA Jencita Ng’ang’a informed the authorities that bhang and illicit brews were the major threat facing the residents.

“We need a lasting solution to have the menace eradicated to save our future generations,” said Ng’ang’a.

Speaking at General Ihura stadium during the Madaraka Day celebrations, on Saturday, Barre said it is suspected that some of the bhang dealers have connections with security agents which enables them to transport contraband all the way from Ethiopia.

“The public is wary in passing information on individuals in the bhang trade. They suspect some rogue security agents could be colluding with those in the illicit trade,” said Barre.

He disclosed one of the suspects who was arrested ferrying bhang in Samburu was a Murang’a resident.

He sounded a warning to the security agents that those found colluding with bhang and drug dealers will not be spared.

“The arrest of the suspect is an indication that Ethiopian bhang smuggled through several counties was finding its way into Murang’a,” said the administrator.

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