Activist who campaigns against drug abuse caught with 5kg heroin


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Kenyan Police have apprehended a pretentious drug trafficker who had about 5kg of heroin in his possession.

The culprit, Joseph Njau Ngendo has been in the front line of those who constantly advocate against drug abuse in Kenya. Ironically, he returned to the from Uganda, carrying a banned substance with him.

After initial interrogation, police explained that Njau belongs to a bigger network of drug dealers in Nairobi. Police equally revealed that he purchased the drugs from a Nigerian in Kampala, after which he concealed them inside pawpaws.

Activist who campaigns against drug abuse caught with 5kg heroin

The police statement reads: “Joseph Njau Ngendo was arrested within Westlands area on his return from Kampala, Uganda… he had left Nairobi on Wednesday night traveling by MASH bus.”

“Police records indicate that Njau is a frequent traveler to Uganda. He has a pattern of leaving Kenya through Busia border and comes back to Kenya through Malaba border. He does this to evade detection.

“In early February 2019, Njau made two other trips to Uganda where he is suspected to have hammered a deal with his Nigerian drug associates.”

The statement also revealed that Njau uses his charity works merely as a camouflage for the drug peddling business.

“When not dealing drugs Njau Ngendo works part-time as an anti-drug abuse campaigner. He regularly visits schools and social gatherings to give talks against drug abuse,” the police revealed.

The suspect is set to appear in court on Monday, February 25 based on the charges of possessing and trafficking narcotics.

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