Principals of schools where bhang is found to be treated as traffickers – Mututho

Former NACADA Chairman John Mututho
Former NACADA Chairman John Mututho at a past event. Photo/File

National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada) has warned principals and teachers in schools where cases of drug trafficking are high that they would be treated as common drug traffickers.

Speaking in Nyeri at the 13th Kenya Pharmaceutical Association Scientific Conference, Mututho said that bhang trafficking and use was rampant in schools, adding that his organisation would not allow that to continue.

“We are going there, we will get you as a teacher or principal and will treat you like any other trafficker,” he said.

“There is no need to sugarcoat things, we know it, bhang is being consumed like breakfast cereal and things can’t continue like that,” he noted.

The Nacada boss also put doctors and pharmacists selling drugs that can be used to spike drinks over the counter on notice saying their days are numbered.

Mututho said that Nacada would initiate a crackdown on pharmacies illegally selling the drugs that are mostly used on unsuspecting revellers in clubs before they are either robbed or raped, and promised to make an example out of them.

“Continue selling those things you like selling but when we trace where that ‘mchele’ as you call it was bought, we shall come to where you are, make sure you’re stripped of all your qualifications and your pharmacy is closed,” he warned.

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