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Murang’a bhang peddler jailed for two years

27 February 2015, 17:01 Joseph Njung'eh

Murang'a - A Murang’a man has been slapped with two years imprisonment after he was found guilty of bhang possession.

Githinji Kimani was charged that on December 17, 2012 at Kiria shopping Centre in Kahuro sub- County, he was found in possession of 400 grams of bhang by police officers on patrol.

He had however denied the accusations, hence leading to the full hearing of the case. Constable Julius Nyongesa told the court that Kimani was walking along Kiria-Kahuro road when he spotted a police car and tried to run away, arousing suspicion of the police.

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We pursued him and recovered 400 grams of bhang which he was hiding in his socks and the inner pockets of the blazer he was wearing,” Nyongesa told the court.

However, in his mitigation the convict pleaded for leniency stating that he was unwell and was the one taking care of his aged mother.

The Murang’a Senior Resident Magistrate, Joseph Masiga said that the evidence presented by the prosecution was sufficient to prove Kimani guilty and gave him 14 days to appeal the judgment.

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