Man Found With 72 Rolls Of Bhang Pleads Guilty in Court and Slapped With 1-Year Jail-Term

by Lawyer Wanz
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It is alleged that on March 21, 2021, around Kirinyanga road in Nairobi county, Charles Ngugi Wakabo a 30-year-old man was found in possession of 72 rolls of bhang whose street value is estimated at Ksh3600.

He confessed to smoking marijuana to replace his heroin and cocaine addiction. Wakabo pleaded guilty to the charges against him before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku.

“I am an addict. I attend a clinic at Mathare Mental Hospital. The cannabis was for my own consumption. I was previously on heroin since 2015,” Wakabo said during mitigation.

The probation officer who filed the pre-sentencing report told the court that Wakabo told him that the bhang was for his own consumption and that he was arrested on his way to a hospital on Ngara to pick his methadone medicine.

The probation report further says that the offender has been using drugs for a long period of time and that he was enrolled at Maisha hospital in Ngara which is sponsored by the state to enable him cut down on his drug consumption.

He was referred to Mathare Mental hospital to enable him to continue with methadone medication.

The report states that the offender lacks proper care which has enabled his continuous consumption of drugs.

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