Six students from Kabazi Secondary School in Subukia Constituency who were arrested using drugs shocked the police after narrating how they have been accessing various types of drugs and also trafficking them.
The six were arrested on Monday by police after the school principal John Ndung’u alerted them when he caught them red-handed smoking marijuana in the toilet.
The six who were arrested and taken to Kirengero police station are waiting to be arraigned in court.
“The follow up started last week after a tip-off that some students are using drugs. I summoned those who were implicated and followed the matter closely. Their shocking revelations indicate how complex the issue of drugs is thereby calling for speedy and concerted efforts to end the menace. One of the arrested suspects has been using drugs since class 4 which is a major problem,” Ndung’u said.
Area police boss Alex Ng'ang'a confirmed the incident and called on all stakeholders to be on the look-out to report any suspicious behaviours amongst teens to the relevant authorities.
“We have questioned them about the drugs and they have revealed several types of drugs that have been circulating including bhang, another one they call D5, mandrax and cocaine. One of them confessed to have been accessing it from a teen who gets it from Nairobi. We have also been notified that there are some who have planted bhang near the school to ensure steady supply,” the police boss revealed.
Following the revelations, Ng’ang’a urged parents and residents to assist in curbing the crisis after another suspect confessed to be a peddler in the neighboring Elburgon area for over seven months.
The six will be held at the station pending further investigations and arraignment in court. Caption: