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BUSTED: Class one pupil arrested with bhang

January 13th, 2016 1 min read


A standard one pupil is currently under police custody after being found in possession of bhang inside a classroom.

Kitale Police Commander Jackson Mwenga said the pupil was arrested at St Emmanuel Primary School which is located in Fort Land estate.

“The teacher asked all pupils to display their mathematical sets that they use during class lessons. All pupils quickly displayed theirs but this particular pupil was hesitant,” said Mr Mwenga.

The teacher then sought to find out why the pupil was not displaying the mathematical set and on checking the desk, there were rolls of bhang hidden inside.

Mr Mwenga added that the bhang found inside the 11-year-old’s desk weighed 300grammes.


The teacher then alerted the head teacher who informed the police who came and arrested the pupil.

“The officers then accompanied the pupil to the parents’ home and after a search they found nine kilograms of bhang. The mother of the pupil was not arrested during the raid as she had fled by the time police arrived,” added Mr Mwenga.

The police boss said the pupil will be arraigned in court for charges of being in possession of bhang.

According to the police, the pupil’s mother will also be arraigned in court once she is arrested.

The District Education Officer Peter Njuguna confirmed the incident and said that he had been notified by the school management.

“It is true that the management at St Emmanuel notified my office about the incident. However, the case is now under investigation by the police,” Mr Nguguna stated during a phone interview with Taifa Leo.