Students arrested for possessing bhang while traveling for midterm

Twenty-one students from three different schools in Murang’a were on Thursday apprehended after they were found in possession of bhang.

The learners who were traveling using a 14-seater matatu were taken to Murang’a Police Station and the vehicle impounded.

A Matatu driver and conductor who were believed to be the source of the bhang were also arrested and their vehicle held at Murang’a Police Station.

Murang’a East Sub County Police Commander Ms Mary Wakuu told KNA they got a tip off from members of the public about the matatu which was traveling from Kahuro area to Murang’a town.

“We intercepted the matatu before it arrived at the main stage in Murang’a town and after inspection we found 10 rolls of bhang weighing 100 grams. From the investigation, some of the learners had already smoked bhang.

All the learners were held at the police station as we informed their parents and heads of the schools to come and pick them,” added Wakuu.

The matatu crew, the commander said, will be arraigned in court after police complete investigations to establish if they were involved in the incident.

Wakuu observed that matatu operators should help in combating drug abuse among learners and condemned the driver and his conductor for failing to take action when they realized the students were smoking bhang.

She called for school managements to occasionally conduct counseling to their students and educate them on dangers associated with drug abuse.



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