• said it was wrong and immoral for adults to record such videos.
• The police said they were concerned by the fact that the act and it’s filming seems to have been done by either adults.
National Police Service has condemned a viral video of a minor smoking what is believed to be marijuana.
In a statement on Thursday, the NPS said it was wrong and immoral for adults to record such videos .
They said such is a criminal offence and is punishable by law.
"Attention of the NPS is drawn to a circulating disturbing and gross video clip on social media depicting an underage child seated comfortably smoking what may be clearly interpreted as a prohibited substance commonly known as “bhang,” NPS said.
"NPS is therefore appalled, and wish to advise the public not to openly engage in acts that are defiant of of the law. Equally, violations of rights of children, especially minors constitute a criminal offense and our teams are investigating the matter in effort to bring the suspects to book."
The police said they were concerned by the fact that the act and it’s filming seems to have been done by either adults.
The police cautioned Kenyans against distributing the video and instead cooperate in the fight against drugs and illegal substances.
"Those spreading the clip are also abetting the violation of the law and rights of the minor, and should “cease and desist” from onward transmission of the same," NPS added.
"We call upon the general public to cooperate with us in this endeavor."