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Mututho asked to name police ‘drug barons’

Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet has summoned anti-drug abuse campaign chief John Mututho to name senior officers he claims are involved in the trafficking of narcotics.

The police boss also moved to absolve his officers of blame, saying the claims by the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada) chairman are “unacceptable and reckless”.


“We wish to invite Mr Mututho to the nearest police station to give the names of the senior officers he alleges protect the criminal gangs for action. We have never, nor shall we ever condone unethical or criminal conduct on the part of any officer of whatever rank,” said Mr Boinnet.

Mr Mututho linked the recent violence by the University of Nairobi students to rivalry among criminal gangs that control the sale and distribution of drugs within and outside the institution, under the protection of senior police officers.