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DCI Under Fire Over Raid on Nakuru Bhang Plantation

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has come under sharp criticism after it conducted a raid at a plantation in Nakuru and destroyed bhang approximated to be worth Sh15 million.

In a tweet on Friday, the DCI noted that three people were arrested during the raid.

“Following a tip-off…detectives have this morning raided a gated 1/4 acre plot in London, Nakuru County and discovered a plantation of prohibited plants,” DCI said.

“Three suspects namely Victor Kung’u Wainaina, Broddus Wainaina Kung’u and Dennis Matete who were found within the compound were arrested on suspicion of cultivating the plant, approximated to have a street value of Sh15 million. The suspects are currently in custody awaiting arraignment in court,” DCI added.

While the DCI was acting within the law considering the fact that possession of bhang is illegal in Kenya, some netizens feel that the agency should focus on other issues like the rampant corruption in the country.

Other Kenyans like renowned journalist John Allan Namu called for a sober debate on the legalization of Bhang.

“The debate of legalization is worth having in Kenya, if only because lots of resources are being expended going after a plant whose medical value is proven, and harm from recreational use is minimal in societies that have legalized marijuana,” he said.

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