Police have started a manhunt for a teacher for planting bhang in her homestead in Soy Constituency, Uasin Gishu County. According to Soy sub-county Police Commander Fanuel Nasio, approximately 100 Cannabis Sativa plants and several rolling materials for the substance were found at the teacher’s home on Tuesday, November 10.
The teacher disappeared after realizing that the police were to raid her house and she was traced to Busia County. The teacher is said to have intercropped Cannabis Sativa plants with kales in her vegetable garden within her homestead.
“The 100 cannabis plants were thriving in a homestead within Soy Township where the teacher lives with some of her workers. Surprisingly, they were planted in a place where no one expected that people could grow a banned substance,” Mr Nasio said.
The police boss also stated that the suspect was doing an illegal business and even trading the drug to school going teenagers. “The rate of school-going teenagers smoking bhang has been on the increase, prompting the police to find the source of the illicit drug,” the police commander said.
He said the cannabis plants were uprooted and materials used to roll bhang taken and will be used as evidence in court. Nasio appended that the suspect vowed to hand herself in at the Soy Police Station to shed light on the matter.
“We will go for her if she does not present herself at the police station today,” he said. The teacher’s son was arrested and taken to Soy Police Station where he is assisting the police with investigations.