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Homa Bay man in trouble for planting weed to build dream house

By James Omoro | December 8th 2021

Security officers have destroyed bhang worth millions of shillings at a farm in Homa Bay County, Rachar Village in West Kanyamwa Location in Ndhiwa Sub-county. The raid was led by West Kanyamwa Location Chief Christopher Milewa, his assistants and police officers, after members of the public gave them a tip off. The officers uprooted the plants and packed it in a police land cruiser to Ndhiwa Police Station.

“We got information from the public and found the bhang upon arrival at the farm. It was healthy and they were flowering at more than five feet,” Milewa said, adding that the man disguised the illegal business with maize plants which surrounded the farm.

“The farm was surrounded by maize which was planted all over it. This made it difficult for many people to know that he had bhang in the farm,” Milewa said.

Milewa said the dealer who is currently at large is a young man aged about 23 years. Ndhiwa Sub County Police Commander Paul Rioba said they are looking for the suspect.

“His whereabouts are still unknown but investigation is going to ensure he is apprehended for a legal action,”  he said.

The value of the illegal plant is unkown but neighbours claim the suspect was growing weed to get Sh600,000 for constructing a house at home.

“I urge residents to avoid illegal businesses. Such businesses will lead to their arrests and jail hence destroying their future lives,” Milewa said. This is not the first time the region is dealing with weed peddlers.


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