A Busia bound bus made a dramatic stop at the gates leading to DCI headquarters yesterday night, after the bus driver suspected that he was ferrying dangerous criminals who had put the lives of his passengers in danger.
The driver of the 62-seater coach belonging to Kitale Shuttle Company had picked travellers destined to the border town at the Machakos country bus station, at around 11pm.
Police say that as the bus was negotiating the globe cinema roundabout, the driver smelt bhang in the bus.
“He switched on the lights only for his fears to be confirmed, when he saw a thin wisp of smoke straggling above the heads of passengers occupying the back seats, from the rear view mirror.
Immediately, the driver who was intending to take Uhuru highway to Waiyaki Way detoured to Murang’a road and sped towards Kiambu road headed to DCI headquarters,” said the DCI.
“Officers manning the gate recalled hearing the reverberating noise of a speeding bus advancing towards the gate from Muthaiga direction, as the driver shifted gears in quick succession going over the bumps erected a few metres to our headquarters,” the statement further read.
An inspection of the bus by police officers revealed a group of passengers smoking bhang in total disregard of other passengers.
“The detectives who were joined by the orderly officer and a standby team of elite undercover agents conducted a thorough body search on all the passengers who were in the Busia bound bus and found two suspects with the prohibited substance.”
According to the DCI, the first suspect Kennedy Mekemi, had concealed two rolls close to his privates while the second suspect Lenox Abuoga had concealed a half smoked joint inside a match box.
The two were arrested and booked at DCI headquarters for being found in possession of narcotics, as the officers allowed the rest of the passengers to continue with the rest of the journey.
DCI commends the action taken by the driver of bus registration number KBR 628B, owned by Kitale Shuttle Company. “The actions were heroic and are to be emulated by other drivers in the public transport sector.”