Government authorities from Starehe County have vowed to continue with a crackdown on bodaboda operators in Ziwani who are allegedly involved in the trafficking of bhang in the area.
Starehe District County Commissioner Jacob Ouma says that they have so far conducted crackdown for two days and arrested two people.
According to Ouma, they have also recovered 63 Kilograms of bhang from a notorious peddler working with boda boda operators.
The crackdown was apparently informed by after area residents complained over the open state of lawlessness being perpetrated by the boda boda operators.
“There has been a state of lawlessness at that stage where the boda boda operators and the rest of the young men smoke bhang in the open,” says Ouma.
The DCC further states that they will continue with the crackdown in other dens of illicit brews and bhang till they ensure that the estate is free of drugs.
“Bhang is not legal and neither are the criminal activities going on at that stage. If they truly claim that that is a stage for boda boda then they should operate with decorum. Ziwani must be clean and our young men must be sober especially when we are drawing near to the election period,” he says.
The operators whose motorbikes have been impounded have condemned the operation terming it as a witch hunt.
“We are idle and we are really suffering. The other option is theft and we are against that. If we can get help and be able to resume our daily activities we will be grateful,” Says Jason Kariuki.
By Stella Anyango