Local Singer Charged With Having Bhang

A local artiste was yesterday charged with having bhang on his way to Mombasa.

Salim Ali was allegedly found with 300g of the drug worth Sh3,180 on July 18 at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Police records say he was going to perform at club in Mombasa with his friends.

The driver of their vehicle reportedly took a wrong turn to the airport and ended up at the primary screening area, where the first search was done before proceeding to the next entrance.

The prosecution said Ali admitted he was the owner of the bag which had the bhang. He denied the charges before chief magistrate Heston Nyaga and was released on Sh50,000 bond. The case will be heard on October 1.