University student held for peddling bhang

A Kitui court has ordered a university student charged with being in possession of 4 kilos of bhang to remain in police custody for 10 days to allow for further investigations.

The court granted an application by the prosecution yesterday, to further detain Vincent KipkorirKemboi on grounds that the police required more time to investigate a suspected drug trafficking cartel allegedly linked to him.

Before Principal Magistrate Johnston Munguti, Kemboi pleaded guilty to the criminal charges which the court heard he committed on January 25 at Site Estate of Kitui Township.

The accused was apprehended following a tip-off from members of the public, the court was told. The case will be mentioned on 9thFebruary this year.

Source: Kenya News Agency