Police in Naivasha have recovered roles of bhang worth Sh. 500,000 ready for market and destroyed the crop plantation worth millions of shillings that was ready for harvesting at a local religious leader’s farm.
The raid, which was led by local administration and a contingent security agents is said to have helped unearth a syndicate supplying drugs in the town, with the leader from Akorino sect believed to be the mastermind behind the syndicate.
The Naivasha Assistant County Commissioner (ACC), said police received a tip-off from members of the public that the clergy had been growing bhang on his piece of land located on the shores of Lake Naivasha.
Addressing the press after the raid, Oguoka said the recovery was a major boost on the fight against drug abuse in the area.
Oguoka added that during the raid, the suspect escaped using a motor boat, noting that police will not rest until he is apprehended.
We are informed that he is a clergy of the Akorino faith and it seems he has been conducting this trade for many years, given the discovery we have found today, Oguoka said.
He said the operation will be extended to other estates in Naivasha to ensure the town is free from drugs, noting that they were threatening to wipe out a generation.
The ACC said chiefs will continue with this operation and move from house to house looking for drugs the fight against drugs abuse in the town continues.
Source: Kenya News Agency