Narok police have apprehended two University students for conducting a baking and selling to their fellow students’ cakes blended with weed.
The two aged 23 and 25 were put in hand cuffs in their single roomed house, some distance away from the University’s main gate while baking “weed cakes” that they peddle at sh. 100 per piece.’
The Narok criminal investigation officer[CIO], Zachary Kariuki , said 56 pieces of ready weed cake were confiscated.
“We got a tip off from the locals and the University security team that there was something dubious transpiring in this specific house. We have been investigating for the past two weeks untill today when we have taken them into custody,” he said.
Kariuki said that the cakes are laced with Cannabis sativa and when eaten one stays intoxicated for half a day.
The CIO threw caution to the wind to landlords whose houses are used for outlawed businesses, saying they too risked being apprehended and charged in court.
“In future we will also cuff house owners who do not oversee their houses to ensure their renters are not conducting illegal businesses. The house owners should be first to report to the police of wary businesses within their premises,” said Kariuki.
During the raid, the police also confiscated a microwave that was used to make the cakes the cakes and will be arraigned in court.
The University Chie Security Officer, David Mwiruri said the detention of the two students was a huge boost to the fight against drug abuse which has been on the surge at the institution.
” We urge students to bring to our attention any suspicious drug peddlers to the police so that we can battle this illicit business as one,” he said.