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Mututho: Kenyan billionaires, police officers are the real drug barons

23 August 2016, 08:01 Jackson Okata

Nairobi - National Agency for Campaign against Drug Abuse (NACADA) chairman, John Mututho has accused a section of police officers and unnamed Kenyan billionaires for being behind the importation of hard drugs into the country.

Mututho said that the trafficking of drugs such as cocaine and heroin is not a business for the poor and accused a section of police officers of shielding the drug barons and allowing them to easily import the drugs into the Kenyan market.

Speaking in Nakuru, the Nacada chairman said that the illegal drugs business requires billions and accused Kenyan billionaires of using poor people as proxies to do their dirty business.

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He added that most hard drugs are imported into the country via Uganda in the disguise of sugar, cement and car tires.

“Most of these drugs are imported into the country as goods being taken to Uganda and they come in the name of sugar, cement and tires and after reaching Uganda, they are then brought into Kenya with the aid of corrupt police officers manning the borders and check points,” said Mututho.

Mututho added that there is nothing much NACADA can do to stop the illegal business in the country because the body he leads is charged with campaigning against drug use and not the controlling drug trafficking.

“Our mandate is limited to campaign and not control. We cannot arrest people and take them to court because the law does not allow us to do that,” he said.

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