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Husband and wife who buried bhang in their bedroom sentenced

A mother of one who dug a hole in her bedroom to hide bhang has been sentence to one year of community service while her husband, who is still on the run, has been sentenced to serve two years in jail without the option of fine.

Amina Abdi Kiyo and her husband Francis Mwenda were convicted for drug peddling by the Milimani Law Court Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi.

The magistrate said the couple wanted to outwit police but the drugs were dug up from their four-bedroom house in Mwangaza area, Isiolo County.

Magistrate Ochoi condemned the action of the convicts, saying drugs pose a great danger to the youth and the society in general. The magistrate noted that the couple should be in the forefront in protecting children from substance abuse.

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The couple had been arrested from their Isiolo home after police discovered a hole inside their bedroom where they had hidden the drug inside a sack. Police recovered 2,131 grams of bhang with a street valued of Sh63,930.

The magistrate said courts will not sit and watch the society being wasted by the likes of the convicts who have no conscience. While handing down the judgement, the magistrate noted that Ms Amina had been remorseful for her actions.

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In the probation report, a chief spoke well of Ms Amina, saying she has never been reported for any criminal activities.

Ms Amina was directed to report to the probation office in Isiolo for guidance and counseling. She will also do community work for one year under the supervision of Kina Police Station.

The other accused, Mr Mwenda, was sentenced in absentia and a warrant for his arrest issued.

“Mwenda will serve two years in jail from when he is going to be arrested by anti-narcotic police,” the magistrate ordered.

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