Kenya has deported 30 suspected drug traffickers posing as international students and enrolled at various universities in the country.
Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i says institutions of higher learning are increasingly being used by drug trafficking cartels.
The government has taken the fight against narcotics a notch higher by increasing surveillance in institutions of higher learning where the illegal trade is thriving.
Dr Matiang’i noted that the fight against drugs abuse in Kenya can be won by prioritizing health, human rights and safety as enshrined in three International Drugs Conventions which Kenya is a signatory to.
The Cabinet Secretary further urged nations to unite in formulating water tight security measures to end narcotics trade which is affecting development in Africa.
Dr. Matiang’I was speaking in Kiambu County the Inter-Regional Conference on Addressing and Countering Drug Problem.
Experts drawn from United States, Cape Verde, Colombia, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Egypt, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Mozambique and South Africa attended the forum.