Police in Kirinyaga county on Saturday arrested four primary school pupils after they were allegedly busted with many rolls of bhang.
The pupils were arrested in Gichugu area and frogmatched to Kirinyaga Police Station for questioning following a tip off from the public.
The incident was confirmed by the Kirinyaga East Sub-County Police Commander Anthony Wanjuu who revealed that the officers came across a matchbox after frisking the Standard Seven and Eight pupils.
“This is the first case of this nature to be reported in this area.” Stated Mr Wanjuu.
The police commander further said that the primary school pupils admitted that they had been smoking bhang while at school. As a result, the police boss disclosed that the minors may be charged in a court of law after consulting with the children’s officers.
“They told us they have been smoking bhang during lunch and break time,” Mr Wanjuu said.
Drug Sellers Being Pursued
After busting the pupils with rolls of bhang, he said his officers would pursue the faces behind the sale of the drugs to the school pupils in the region.
“We have learnt the learners are buying bhang from notorious drug peddlers and we are pursuing them,” he said.
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He further warned the police officers not to watch and do nothing as the drug peddlers continue destroying the lives of the minors.
Mr. Wanjuu also directed the parents to monitor and counsel their children in a bid to reduce such incidences of using drugs.
“It is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that their children don’t abuse drugs which are being sold by unscrupulous traders in the area,” he concluded.