In Summary
  • The farmer, 50, narrated how a friend trained him on how to grow the contraband.
  • Police officers and locals administrators led in uprooting the plants estimated to be valued at Sh200,000.
  • The plants were grown as flowers in his son’s compound and inside a house in polythene bags.

A man in Nyandarua shocked police officers and residents as he narrated how best to grow bhang and "how lucrative the farming is".

The farmer, 50, narrated how a friend trained him on how to grow the contraband, before supplying the seeds to "a guaranteed market".

Section 3 (2) (a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Control Act lists bhang (cannabis) as a banned substance.

He said that his friend hails from Kirinyaga County, where he was to deliver the product after harvest.

Ol Kalou Police Station Commander and Passenga Location Senior Chief Daniel Muniu on Wednesday led the officers in uprooting the plants estimated to be valued at Sh200,000.

FRESH AIR

The plants were grown as flowers in his son’s compound and inside a house in polythene bags.

Mr Muniu said that members of the public reported the incident after the man removed the roof of the son’s house to allow the plants to get fresh air and sunlight.

The farmer gave a detailed account of the best agronomy practices when growing the plants, including the ratios of manure and fertilizer to be applied at planting.

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