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Bhang suspect wants compensation for items lost after cops left his house open


A man charged before Makadara law courts with trafficking bhang is seeking compensation for his household items stolen from his house after police declined to let him lock it.

Mohamed Shaban Kipkemboi is charged with possession of the narcotic herb but wants officers from Kayole police station to pay for the loss of his TV, a gas cylinder and other household items stolen after they whisked him out.

Kipkemboi was allegedly found with bhang valued at Sh 1, 500 in his house on January 15, in Nyando Estate in Embakasi East.

Police officers had been informed by members of the public that Kipkemboi was selling the bhang in his house and after a search, they recovered it and arrested him.

But in court, he told chief magistrate Heston Nyaga that he lost all valuables in his house after the arrest.

Nyaga released him on a cash bail of Sh50, 000 and an alternative bond of Sh 100, 000 and summoned the officer investigating the matter to respond to Kipkemboi’s claims.

Hearing of the case starts on May 5.