Kenya: Man Charged in Court After Police Stumble on Mini Marijuana Farm in His House

A small scale 'ganja farmer' was on Monday arraigned before the Makadara Law Court for growing 15 marijuana plants inside his house in Njiru, Nairobi.

Kelvin Maina was arrested on October 4, 2019 for assaulting his wife but the police also stumbled on the blossoming plants in a milk crate and modified 20 litre jericans in his compound.

The suspect was charged with cultivating the plant, contrary to Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Control Act.

He denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Steve Jalang'o and was released on bond.

Maina is said to have battered his wife after an argument.

Neighbours called area chief and the police to rescue her when the officers made the startling discovery of the marijuana plants.

The wife, who sustained serious multiple injuries during the incident, is still admitted at Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital in Kayole.

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