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Man denies selling bhang in Kawangware

By Joseph Ndunda February 17th, 2022 1 min read

A suspected bhang vendor who was allegedly arrested peddling bhang in Kawangware, Nairobi, has been arraigned at the Kibera law courts.

Bonventure Kaweri was charged with possession of Narcotics contrary to the Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances Act of 1994.

Police accused him of having 45 rolls of bhang worth Sh900 concealed in a khaki envelope at the time of his arrest on February 11.

Police officers on patrol were informed by members of the public that Kaweri was selling bhang.

They apprehended him and upon a quick search, they allegedly found the bhang in his pockets.

In court, he denied the charges before resident magistrate William Tullel.

Prosecution counsel Jane Gitahi opposed the suspect being released on bail and bonds after it emerged he had absconded trial in a similar case and a warrant had been issued against him on November 20, 2020.

In the earlier case, Kaweri is accused of possession of 103 rolls of bhang worth 5150 in the same area. He did not attend trial when expected in court.

Through a lawyer, Kaweri claimed he was caught up in a lockdown outside Nairobi and was unable to attend court.

Tullel denied the suspect bail and bonds and remanded him pending trial.