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Two suspected drug traffickers nabbed with drugs worth millions enroute to Nairobi

Two suspects have been arrested for transporting marijuana worth millions of shillings heading to Nairobi from Namanga.

Kimani Macharia and Peter Mwangi were arrested by DCI Transnational Organized Crime Unit detectives on Wednesday.

The detectives confiscated the drugs and their motor vehicle (KCD 808N).

They are expected to face charges of Trafficking in Narcotic drugs contrary to section 4(a) of the Narcotic drugs and Psychotropic Substances (control) Act No. 4 of 1994.

The two are in police custody and will be arraigned in court on Thursday.

Last week, a notorious drug trafficker was arrested alongside his two associates in Utawala, Nairobi.

Tom Ouma has been operating with impunity in Nairobi and was arrested alongside Paul Otieno and Stephen Barasa.

DrugsDCI director George Kinoti said his arrest was in connection with the seizure of 368.5 kilograms of cannabis sativa (marijuana)valued at over Sh11 million.

In March, PSK urged the National Assembly to enhance access to medical marijuana by amending the Narcotics and Psychotropic Control Act (1994).

Executive director Daniella Munene noted widespread use of marijuana in the country, but those requiring it the most unable to access it.

Also in other news;

MP Babu Owino has named his two goats “Uhuru and Raila”

Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino has named his two goats after President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

The two goats were gifted to him by a delegation from the Maasai Community for the good work he has been doing in regards to tutoring students online during this coronavirus season.

Babu Owino“I want to take this opportunity to thank the Maasai community for honouring me with two fertile goats because of the online Education lessons I have been offering to our children,” he said via Twitter on Tuesday. Learn more……………………………………

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