Six suspects were on Wednesday arrested by police in Bridgestone and Columbia areas along Mathare River in Nairobi. Starehe Sub-County Police Commander William Sirengo and the OCS Mathare Police Station conducted a raid in these areas and suspects were apprehended as others managed to escape the arrest. The areas were termed as hubs of drug peddling, drug abuse and illegal gambling by the OCS. Cases of illegal drug consumption and gambling have been on the rise in the past years amid persistent operations by officials to tame the same. The authority gave out a stun warning discouraging engagement in gambling and illegal drug use and possession among the youths.
Source: The Star June 23, 2022 21:50 UTC