The government has ordered a major crackdown on drug peddlers passing through Ugenya constituency from a neighbouring country, Tanzania, using public transport along the major Kisumu-Busia highway.
Siaya County Commissioner Josphine Onunga directed police to carry out thorough inspections in all public transport vehicles from Busia heading to Kisumu saying the area has been turned into the main transit route for bhang and other drugs being ferried to other major towns in the country.
Mrs Onunga directed that police in the two areas must inspect all buses, Matatus and other suspected private vehicles and arrest those involved in the illegal trade.
She said Ugunja and Ugenya areas cannot be used as a drug and illicit brew transit point and urged members of the public to also be vigilant and help police identify the culprits and vehicles used in the trade.
Already Ugunja Community Resource Center (UCRC) through its CEO Mr. Aggrey Omondi and the AMANI Councelling and Training Institute have started a councelling and screening unit for drug and alcohol victims at Ugunja in Ugenya where changaa consumption is highest.