Police in Samburu are holding a school girl after she was found with 26kgs of bhang; hunt for a teenage accomplice who fled.
According to the police, the school girl was in accompanied by a teenager on her way to the market on Tuesday 5, 2021 during the operation but the teenage accomplice fled after getting wind that the officers were on his neck.
Various photos shared on social media platforms showed that the narcotics were wrapped in sacks and hidden in a vegetable farm.
A manhunt is underway.
The latest development followed a public outcry that schools are where this drugs are being sold.
Last weekend, residents of Kabarnet in Baringo exposed those who are behind the sale of illicit brews and bhang to school going children. This is after a student was filmedstaggering before leaping into a motorbike.
The arrest comes only few days after two people in Meru were jailed to life sentence over allegations of hawking bhang.
James Muthiora, alias, Karinta together with his sweetheart Fridah Karimi plus two accomplices were placed in court and charged with selling 103kg worth Sh3,090,000 in North Imenti on November 1, 2018.
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