Police in Soy, Uasin Gishu County are in pursuit of a teacher after cannabis plants were found in her homestead three days ago.
About 100 bhang plants and several materials used to roll the substance were found at the Soy Township home on Tuesday, according to police.
On Thursday, Soy sub-county Police Commander Fanuel Nasio said the teacher who was not in the home at the time of the raid on Tuesday has been traced to Busia County.
Mr Nasio said police officers who were acting on a tip-off discovered Cannabis Sativa plants intercropped with kales in a vegetable garden within the teacher’s homestead.
The police boss said one of the teacher’s sons is being held at Soy Police Station and is helping the police with investigations.
“The 100 cannabis plants were thriving in a homestead within Soy Township where the teacher lives with some of her workers. It is surprising that they were planted in a place where no one expected that people could grow a banned substance,” Mr Nasio said.
He said the police are probing whether the suspect was doing an illicit business after materials used for rolling bhang were discovered in the teacher’s house.
“The rate of school-going teenagers smoking bhang has been on the increase, prompting the police to find the source of the illicit drug,” the police commander said.
He said the cannabis plants were uprooted and bhang rolling materials seized and will be used as exhibits in court.
Mr Nasio added that the suspect promised to hand herself in at the Soy Police Station to shed light on the matter.
“We will go for her if she does not present herself at the police station today,” he said.