Murang’a police have launched a manhunt for a man they believe to be the main producer of cannabis in Tanzania and after the harvest sold it in the central region.
This follows a raid on Saturday at his luxury home in Ithanga, where officers arrested seven of his employees who are allegedly involved in the 1.9 million shilling cannabis market.
Those arrested in the 180kg cannabis syllabus were three women and four men aged between 22 and 32, all from Kiambu County.
Ithanga / Kakuzi Sub-County Police Chief John Ogolla said: “We have intelligence reports from our international colleagues that Morris Ndung’u, a native of Murang’appp pi County, illegally cultivates cannabis in Tanzania and smuggles it to. this in total where it is the main distributor in at least five counties.
The police chief said “the suspect was presented as a farm farmer with several farms where he grows cannabis for the Kenyan black market.”
Mr Ogolla said the suspect was responsible for thousands of illegal child labor in Nairobi, Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Embu and Kiambu counties “where he employs them as vendors, processing and packing”.
He said police had been tracking the suspect for four months and “he escaped through an internet access information informing him of our intention to arrest him … but he must be assured that we will eventually arrest him”. where he is and that is prison.