Police officers in Eldoret have discovered bhang planted in various rooms in a house at Elgon View Estate on the outskirts of Eldoret.
According to the National Police Service (NPS) statement, they discovered over 100 plants of the bhang in a 6-bedroom bungalow adding that they are hunting for a suspect identified as Kipchumba Michael Kibet who is in his hideout.
They stated that the illegal plant had been planted within the sitting room, dining room and bedroom.
Addressing the media at Central police station, Uasin Gishu Deputy County Police Commander Zachaeus Ng’eno, said the suspect who has since gone into hiding adding that the uprooted cannabis sativa are valued at over one million shillings.
“The National Police Service officers conducted a successful intelligence led operation at a residence within Elgon View Estate in Eldoret Township,” NPS said in a statement.
“The officers conducted a thorough search in the two buildings within the compound and recovered 21 cannabis plants in the main bedroom, 68 in the sitting room, 14 in the dining room, 26 in an adjacent iron sheet walled house and assorted personal documents.”
The officers further said that the plants which weighs 33.5 Kilograms were uprooted after being documented by Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Scenes of Crime personnel.