MANHUNT LAUNCHED

Police seize bhang in Ndhiwa, owner escapes

The suspect has been planting it on a quarter acre piece of land

In Summary

•The man disappeared when police officers went to arrest him on Tuesday evening.

•West Kanyamwa chief Christopher Milewa said the suspect escaped when he heard police officers were planning to raid his farm and house.

Some of the bhang in a farm.
Some of the bhang in a farm.
Image: ROBERT OMOLLO

Police in Ndhiwa have launched a manhunt for a suspect who has been growing bhang at Rachar village in Kanyamwa, Kosewe ward.

He has been planting the bhang on a quarter acre piece of land.

The man disappeared when police officers went to arrest him on Tuesday evening.

West Kanyamwa chief Christopher Milewa said the suspect escaped when he heard police officers were planning to raid his farm and house.

The man left moments before the security officers arrived at the farm

Milewa said the bhang was planted within a maize farm. The crops were meant to conceal them before they matured and were ready for sale.

“The officers uprooted them,” he said.

Ndhiwa subcounty police commander Paul Rioba said his officers had profiled the suspect.

He said his whereabouts is still unknown but they were looking for him.

The bhang was taken to Ndhiwa police station.

Rioba warned residents against engaging in illegal businesses.

Edited by Kiilu Damaris