Man arrested for planting bhang in his farm

By Nzioka Justin | Wednesday, Feb 5th 2020 at 10:29
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Nyandarua cops on Monday nabbed a man, reportedly a prolific farmer, for the outlawed bhang. The plantation amounting to 0.5 acres was also destroyed in the process.

Confirming the incident, Deputy County Commissioner Hezron Nyamberi revealed how the illegal plantation's discovery was done by the villagers.

The villagers then alerted the 'Nyumba Kumi' leaders, who then paid a visit to the farm for confirmation attempts.

"The bhang was growing on a half-acre piece of land, and at the centre of a potato farm. The suspect, Peter Kagunda, 38, is in custody and will be arraigned once investigations are complete," noted the Deputy County Commissioner.

DCC Mr. Hezron, also noted how police officers based at Charagita Police Station, and under the stewardship of the local administrator stormed the farm uprooting the plant. They also took it with them to serve as an exhibit against the suspect.

Mr. Peter Kagunda, the suspect, denied having knowledge about the plant's existence on his farm. He denied ownership, despite the fact that he could not identify how the crop existed in his farm, and why he was nurturing it.

Jacob Njiraini, one of the villagers, noted how their suspicion grew high, following the plant which had outgrown the potatoes.

"We have always known the suspect is a drug peddler, but we never knew that the bhang grows on his farm. The plants appeared greener, taller, and healthier than the potatoes. He never allows casual workers working for him to get close to that section of the farm," stated Njiraini.

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