Man tells court he smoked bhang because ‘it’s a holy herb’


Man tells court he smoked bhang because 'it's a holy herb'

In Summary

  • Moses Mugo Njue, who appeared before Embu Chief Magistrate Maxwell Gicheru, pleaded guilty to the offence of being in possession of bhang.
  • He was charged that on July 29, 2018 at Manyatta trading center within Embu North Sub County, he was found in possession of 17 rolls of cannabis sativa with a street value of Ksh.1,700.
  • The accused told the court he is not a bhang peddler, adding that he only smokes it "to fulfill the bible commandments as the bhang is a holy herb.

A 42-year-old man stunned a courtroom in Embu after admitting to smoking bhang, claiming that it is a ‘holy herb,’ hence, it’s Biblically accepted.

Moses Mugo Njue, who appeared before Embu Chief Magistrate Maxwell Gicheru, pleaded guilty to the offence of being in possession of bhang.

He was charged that on July 29, 2018 at Manyatta trading center within Embu North Sub County, he was found in possession of 17 rolls of cannabis sativa with a street value of Ksh.1,700.

The accused told the court he is not a bhang peddler, adding that he only smokes it “to fulfill the bible commandments as the bhang is a holy herb.

He told the court that on the day he was arrested, he had bought the bhang to replenish his stock at home when he met with police officers who arrested him after they searched his pockets.

Mugo claimed that he quietly and peacefully smokes the drug in his house, noting that he has never been involved in any criminal activities.

The prosecutor asked for two weeks to avail the government analysis report on the seized drugs.

The court ordered that Mugo be remanded at Embu GK prison and be produced in court on August 13, 2018.

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