By Judith Gicobi
A rehabilitated drug seller in Engineer, Kinangop Sub-County, has handed over 20,000 rolls of bhang to the authorities.
Stephen Kamau gave up 20,000 rolls of weed to Assistant County Commissioner Peter Mutu, who was present, during a meeting arranged by Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia at Engineer town yesterday.
He stated that he had resolved to close the business because he has changed. While handing in the bhang, the man pleaded for pardon, saying he had damaged the lives of many young people in the area.
“I have decided to do away with the business and that is why I sought to surrender these drugs to the government for them to be destroyed,” he said amid jubilations from residents.
After being prayed for by religious authorities present, the 32-year-old guy stated he had now pledged his life to Jesus. The Assistant County Commissioner applauded the decision and encouraged other drug dealers to follow suit.
“We want to do away with the issue of drugs in this county once and for all. This is a bold move that the man had taken and others should emulate him,” he said.
Kimemia, for one, stated that his administration will assist the man in starting a legal business. “This has never happened there before. Now that he is jobless, the county will help him start a business to fend for his young family,” Kimemia said.
During the event, the governor delivered items to those in need, like motorbike umbrellas, gas cookers, and blankets, among other things.