Kenya Kwanza Politician Arrested With Bhang Inside House

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Kenya Kwanza Politician Arrested With Bhang Inside House

On Thursday, the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) apprehended a Isiolo County Assembly member who is alleged to be involved in the trade of marijuana.

According to a statement from the DCI, the arrest took place on the outskirts of Isiolo town, conducted by a collaborative effort between a multi-agency team and officers from the Transnational Organized Crimes Unit.

The DCI intercepted the two male suspects, aged 27 and 25, in Isiolo Town as they were driving a white Landcruiser.

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It has been verified that one of the apprehended individuals is a currently serving Member of the County Assembly (MCA) in Isiolo County.

“The team proceeded to the house at Kambi Garba Estate on the outskirts of Isiolo town where six gunny bags containing the 57 stones of the prohibited herb were recovered”, the DCI statement read in part.

The DCI also disclosed that the confiscated marijuana exhibits were transported to DCI headquarters for further examination while the suspects underwent investigative questioning.

As of the time this story was published, the agency had not determined the street value of the seized contraband.

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This arrest follows a prior police operation in November where two vehicles, loaded with 14 sacks and six bales totaling 588 kilograms, were seized. In that operation in Kisii, five suspects were apprehended, and the estimated street value of the confiscated contraband was Sh17,640,000.

The MCA who was arrested belongs to the United Democratic Movement, affiliated with the Kenya Kwanza Movement.

The political outfit decamped from the opposition’s Azimio Coalition to the ruling coalition in August 2022, barely two weeks after the General Election.

In the election, UDM, clinched a total of 45 seats among them Mandera Governor Mohamed Adan and Wajir’s Khalif Mohamud Ali.

Based on previous reports, the MCA made headlines in the past when he and his fellow UDM ward reps rallied against, Isiolo Governor Ali Guyo for his remarks against the Party leader Marsabit Governor, Muhamud Ali.

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Kenya Kwanza Politician Arrested With Bhang Inside House

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