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Man Pleads Guilty to Supplying Bhang to Inmates at KNH

A man charged with supplying bhang to prisoners at Kenyatta National Hospital pleaded guilty on Monday after spending over a year behind bars.

A report by Star Newspaper states that Protus Gakonyo was arrested on January 21, 2019, at Kenyatta National Hospital with 400 rolls of bhang with a street value of Sh20,000.

He pleaded guilty before Kibera senior principal magistrate Boaz Ombewa.

The publication further states that Mr Gakonyo had earlier denied the charge. Prosecution told the court that Gakonyo had entered a plea agreement.

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A police officer attached to Kamiti Maximum Prison had told the court he had brought a prisoner
to KNH for treatment and was directed to wait for the patient on the verandah.

“I was not allowed to get in and  I saw a strange man trying to access the ward where my patient was,” he told the court.

Gakonyo also appended his signature in the inventory, acknowledging he was in possession of the drugs upon arrest by the offi cials of the Prisons Service.


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