Embu County Commissioner Eddysson Nyale has ordered a crackdown on all miraa farms in the county after a farmer was caught rising bhang together with the khat plant.
The commissioner ordered chiefs to conduct an inspection in all of the miraa and low farms saying that there have been those that have been utilizing a trick to develop the prohibited plant, bhang, inside different crops.
“I want to order all the chiefs to traverse all miraa farms from today and establish whether it is only miraa that’s grown there or there is bhang inside the farms,” Nyale mentioned.
Police officers, who have been performing on a tip-off, raided Cyrus Wachira’s farm at Kimuringa in Mbeere South and located him busy tending the unlawful crop.
The officers arrested him and uprooted the bhang from his miraa farms.
Farmer to be arraigned
The county safety committee chair mentioned the workforce has declared warfare towards drug sellers and that nobody will probably be spared in the operation.
“We shall deal ruthlessly with those trading bhang in this county,” Nyale mentioned.
Nyale lauded the members of the general public who knowledgeable law enforcement officials in regards to the suspect urging them to associate with safety companies to struggle medication in the county.
Upon interrogations by police, Wachira tried to defend himself saying that he solely vegetation the bhang for private use however typically he sells it to his mates who’re in want of it.
“He goes to function a lesson to all these concerned in drug peddling in the county,’’ Rukunga mentioned.
Rukunga mentioned they’re pursuing different suspects primarily based on a tip-off from the locals.
He warned these doing unlawful drug companies to cease as a result of quickly they’ll face the wrath of the legislation.
The bhang is estimated at a avenue worth of Ksh100,000. It consists of 250 grams of harvested stimulant, two rolls of bhang, and 240 stems of bhang.