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Embu farmer caught intergrowing miraa with bhang in his farm

 Embu County Commissioner Dr Eddysson Nyale has ordered crackdown on all Miraa farms in the county after a farmer was caught intergrowing miraa with bhang in his farm.

Embu County Commissioner Dr Eddysson Nyale uproots bhang from miraa farm in Kimuringa, Mbeere South Sub County. Looking on is Embu County Commander Daniel Rukunga and Mr Cyrus Wachira, the suspect. Photo/BRIAN MUSYOKA

The Commissioner ordered the chiefs to conduct an inspection in all the miraa and coffee farms saying that there were those who were using a trick to grow the stimulant among other crops.

"I want to order all the chiefs to traverse all miraa farms from today and establish whether it is only miraa grown there all there is bhang inside it," said Dr Nyale.

Police officers who were acting on a tip-off today raided Mr Cyrus Wachira farm in Kimuringa in Mbeere South and found him busy tending the illegal crop. The officers arrested him and uprooted the bhang from his miraa farms.

War on drugs

The county security committee chairperson said the county security team has declared war against drug dealers and that no one will be spared in the operations to fight it.

"We shall deal ruthlessly with those trading in bhang in this county," said Nyale.

Nyale lauded the members of public who informed police officers over the suspect urging them to partner with security agencies to fight illicit drugs in the county.  

Upon interrogations by police Wachira tried to defend himself saying that he only plants the bhang for personal use but sometimes he sells to his friends who are in need.

Embu County Police Commander Daniel Rukunga who accompanied the commissioner said that Wachira, will be arraigned in court tomorrow after conclusion of investigations.

“He is going to serve as a lesson to all those involved in drug peddling in the county,’’ said the county commander Rukunga.

Rukunga said they were pursuing other suspects based on tip-off from the locals.

He warned those doing illegal drug businesses to stop because soon they will face the wrath of the law.

The bhang nabbed was estimated at a street value of KSh100,000 include 250 grams of harvested stimulant, two rolls of bhang and 240 stems of bhang which he had planted in his farm.


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