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Njenga Karume’s grandson arrested over drug trafficking

Former minister Njenga Karume’s grandson has been arrested in Nairobi over trafficking of cocaine and marijuana.

Mr James Njenga Kihato was arrested together with Mr Lawrence Muketo Ngula and Joseph Mutua Kimeu in his house in Lavington.

Detectives recovered several pounds of imported high-grade marijuana and sachets of hard drugs including cocaine.

The head of the Anti-Narcotics Unit (ANU) Dr Hamisi Massa said that the three would be charged in court on Thursday July 21.

The suspects, said to be also operating a narcotics distribution network in Nairobi and Kampala, were arrested during an operation by ANU detectives.

Police said there were earlier reports that Mr Kihato had been importing narcotics such as Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) into the country.

According to the police, the LSD is highly addictive and popular among the youth in Nairobi.