Three charged for smuggling drugs in MP’s lorry.

Three charged for smuggling drugs in MP’s lorry.

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The three were arrested on Wednesday allegedly smuggling narcotics to Lamu from Mombasa using Lamu West MP Julius Ndegwa’s vehicle.

They were charged at Mpeketoni court on Thursday with being in possession of narcotics namely 390 rolls of bhang worth Sh.175,000 and 24 sachets of Heroin of unknown value.

The lorry driver Martin Mureithi Njuguna 40,   the loader Joseph Gathunga Mbugua  22 and Geoffrey Kahuki Kanyingi,39  were arrested by police officers manning the Witu roadblock as they tried to smuggle the narcotics using the MPs Mitsubishi canter,  registration number KBY 986Z.

However the three did not take plea as the prosecution asked for ten days in order to conclude investigations on the matter and also have narcotics tested and verified.

The court is expected to make a ruling on whether or not the three will be granted bail since the prosecution side has argued that their release could jeopardize investigations.

The suspects are currently being held at the Mpeketoni police station.

The MP has so far distanced himself from the saga instead calling for the quick prosecution of the three saying that his name as a leader and a business man had been tarnished by the incident.