24-year-old university drop-out arrested for farming bhang


24-year-old university drop-out arrested for farming bhang
Bhang found by police at a farm in Difathas Village in Mwea East. PHOTO| JOHNSON MUREITHI

A 24-year-old man was on Wednesday arrested for cultivating and being possession of bhang in Mwea East, Kirinyaga County.

Jackson Kariuki, who is reported to have dropped out from University of Nairobi at Third Year, was ambushed while working on his bhang farm at Difathas Village in Mwea East.

Mwea-East OCPD John Onditi said over 500 stems of bhang were uprooted from the farm during the raid by police officers acting on a tip-off from members of the public.

The officers further ransacked the man’s house where they more rolls of bhang ready for sale.

The man had also mounted a bed on top of a tree in the farm to watch over his marijuana.

He was detained at Wang’uru Police Station and is expected to be arraigned on Thursday.

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