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Police nab bhang worth Ksh. 200K in Thika

Police in Thika have seized bhang estimated to be worth about KES. 200,000 and 10 litres of chang'aa from a house in Kisii estate.

The bhang was seized following some tip off from members of public who noticed some suspicious activities from a particular homestead that was being inhabited by a former convict.

"There has been so much suspicion in the activities going on in this house. We have been seeing young boys come in and get out of here with sack and transporting sacks of unknown items using motorbike. Today, I decided to intercept one of these consignment and was surprised that the boy was transporting bhang in a sack," explained one of the residents.

On realising that his secret was now out of the bag, the suspect sped off with his motorbike, leaving behind the bhang.

The residents then called Makongeni Police officers who after breaking into the house, discovered more bhang stacked in sacks and about 10 litres of chang'aa.

Inside the house, they also found an electronic weighing machine, rizla rollers and other apparatus used to prepare rolls of bhang.

The suspect's ID card bearing the name Leonard Njoroge Kimani and that of his mother Sophia Makara Kirigo were also found inside that house.

Thika West Deputy Sub-County Police Commander Daniel Kitavi said that they were pursuing the suspects and would very soon catch up with them.

He thanked the residents for the information and warned them to be more vigil as criminals were taking advantage of small children to smuggle and transport these drugs.

The police also blamed some parents who concealed information about criminal activities by their sons or daughters only to come out in the open when they felt that their lives were in danger.

According to the residents, Njoroge was released from jail last year after serving 8 years. 

Soon after his mother moved out to live with another man, he started engaging with some suspicious activities in the homestead, bringing so many suspicious characters.

They associated the recent crime in the area to him and his associates and called on the police to apprehend him and bring him to book.

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