Juja Commissioner expresses concern over entry of narcotics in Kiambu

Written By: Beth Nyaga

Juja Sub-County Commissioner expresses concern over entry of narcotics in Kiambu

Juja Sub-County Commissioner Charles Murithi has expressed concern over entry, sale and consumption of narcotics in his sub-county and Kiambu County in general.

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Muriithi said that heroine had already found its way into the sub-county.

A suspect was recently arrested after he was found in possession of 167 sachets of heroine.

The suspect is in custody after being arraigned in court where he denied a charge of possession of the drug.

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In another incident, a notorious bhang peddler was arrested by chiefs and APs from the same area, Juja.

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The suspect, John Kabera was apprehended by Komu Location Chief Muchui Muiruri who was accompanied by assistant chiefs James Nyoike and George Mbugua. Corporal Charles Mwangi from Nyacaba AP post was also in the team.

According to chief Muiruri the suspect was arrested at Nyacaba after a tip off, they then way laid the suspect as he proceeded to peddle the bhang.

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They recovered 17 rolls of bhang from the suspect.

Muiruri said the suspect was initially taken to Witeithie AP post before he was taken to Juja police station for further action.

Chiefs in the area have been instructed to also conduct a thorough audit of the existing fuel filling joints in the area.

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Muriithi while addressing the press also said there’s been mushrooming of illegal fuel filling joints that are posing serious peril to residents.

He said after the chiefs submit their inventory, he would forward the same to the relevant authorities to establish those that have met the required standards. Those found wanting will be demolished.

He said some of the filling outlets pose catastrophic danger as they are within residential areas.

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