A 35-year-old man left police in Naivasha perplexed after he demanded that he be arrested and jailed as he could no longer cope with the high cost of living.
When told that he could not be arrested as he had not committed any crime, the man whipped out two sticks of bhangi as evidence and challenged the police officers to do what they do best.
The man who was said to be depressed shocked the officers when he said that he had earlier tried to smoke bhang near some officers but they did not notice.
Trouble started after the barber from Karagita estate walked in the office of Naivasha OCS Isaac Sang and pleaded that he be arrested and jailed.
On being questioned by the OCS, the man admitted that his business had collapsed due to bad company and thus wanted to be locked in.
“We told him that he could not be arrested as he had no committed any crime but he went ahead to produce two sticks of bhangi,”
“We had to call in one of the leading clerics to pray for the youthful man who from our investigations was suffering from depression before allowing him to go home,” he said.
On his part, the man who was identified as Peter said that the high cost of living coupled by the loss of livelihood had affected his life and thus wanted government support.
“I walked all the way from Karagita to Naivasha police station so that I could be arrested and put in jail where am guaranteed a place to sleep and food,” he said.