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Politician linked to importation of bhang into the country arrested

By Nyaboga Kiage December 22nd, 2023 2 min read

Police have arrested a serving Member of County Assembly (MCA) in Isiolo County after he was found in possession of 57 bags of bhang.

Golicha Meja, the Ward Representative of Chari Ward in Isiolo County, was nabbed alongside another suspected trafficker identified as Nura Abdi Duba.

“In the outskirts of Isiolo Town, Transnational Organized Crimes Unit officers and a multi-agency team arrested two suspected drug traffickers and recovered 57 stones of bhang stashed in a house,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said in a statement.

The duo was nabbed within Isiolo Town while driving a motor vehicle, make Toyota Land Cruiser of registration number KDG 034G.

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Moments after the arrest in the town, the officers then proceeded to the house of Mr Nura Abdi Diba, which is located along Kambi Garba Estate, where the six gunny bags, which contained the 57 stones of the drug, which is prohibited in Kenya were recovered.

The 57 bags were then kept as exhibits, which are now at the DCI Headquarters as investigations on how the bhang made its way into the country from Ethiopia.

Meanwhile, police have arrested two men who are suspected to have been part of a gang that abducted three ladies within Juja in Kiambu County and made away with Sh645,000.

Kidnaping suspects: Laban Chomba Muthini and Peter Mugera Maburi. PHOTO| COURTESY

The two, identified as Laban Chomba Muthini and Peter Mugera Maburi were nabbed after as Nissan Note of registration number KCL 320Y they were using was intercepted after a road chase with DCI officers.

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“Reporting her ordeal, the female victim narrated to police how the said vehicle occupied by two men and a woman had pulled over beside her on the morning of December 16, and one of the men flung the door open forcing her to board lest she got seriously injured,” a statement by DCI read in part.

She was then blindfolded and ordered to give her mobile money and bank account pins, where over Sh585,000 was withdrawn and later transferred to six registered lines. They then checked her purse and stole Sh80,000 in cash.

“Having cooperated and pleading for dear life, she was thrown out of the vehicle at 8pm that night, where good Samaritans helped her to Samuru police station where she formally reported before the case was referred to the Operations team,” the DCI further said.

The victim managed to positively identify the two suspects moments after they were arrested.