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Drug peddlers camouflage with Maasai shukas

21 October 2015, 08:15 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - Intelligence officers in Mombasa have unearthed a new strategy used by drug peddlers to supply drugs to the youths in the posh estates in Mombasa town.

Mombasa County Commissioner, Nelson Marwa has said drug suppliers are now cladding in Maasai shukas to disguise themselves as watchmen.

“Drug barons are dressing up in Maasai attire, and you can mistake them for Maasai security officers manning premises at night,” said Marwa.

He said the drug baron have come up with a new way of defeating justice as they are now targeting informers, tapping into the phones of senior police officers and making fake passports and vehicles number plates.

He also revealed that the drug baron are colluding with senior police officers who are providing cover for them.

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“We are now investigating officers who have been alleged to be working with the barons. If we identify these officers, they will face the full force of the law,” Marwa noted.

He further called upon police to arrest owners of three vehicles he said have been supplying drugs within the Old town Majengo and Tudor area.

The county commissioner also banned all the discos in Kisauni and Shanzu area following the recent report that most youth in the areas were impregnated in the discos.

“We cannot have young school girls falling prey to old men who have now turned the discos to be their hunting ground. The discos are hereby banned with immediate effect,” directed Marwa.

Speaking at the Mombasa county stadium during the Mashujaa day celebrations Tuesday, Marwa said there were also increased cases of rape in Likoni and Kisauni areas with perpetrators going scot-free as he called upon the local chiefs to be on the lookout for the perpetrators

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