A Busia-bound bus driver was forced to make a detour to the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters on Kiambu Road after he realised some of the passengers were smoking bhang.
The driver of the 62-seater coach had picked up travellers destined for the border town at the Machakos country bus station, at around 11pm.
However, at the onset of his journey, he realised that two passengers were smoking bhang inside the bus.
“As the bus was negotiating the Globe Cinema Roundabout, the driver noticed some of the passengers were smoking bhang. He switched on the lights only for his fears to be confirmed when he saw smoke in the bus,” DCI said.
This forced the driver to make a detour and directed the 62-seater bus on Uhuru Highway and proceeded to Waiyaki Way, the driver then picked the Murang’a Road and sped towards Kiambu Road to hand them over to the DCI officers at DCI headquarters.
Upon arrival, the DCI detectives conducted a thorough body search on all the passengers who were in the bus and found two suspects with the prohibited weed.
“The first suspect, Kennedy Mekemi, had concealed two rolls close to his private parts while the second suspect, Lenox Abuoga, had concealed a half-smoked joint inside a matchbox,” DCI said in a tweet.
The two have since been arrested and booked at the DCI headquarters while the rest of the passengers were allowed to continue with their journey.
DCI has lauded the driver of the Kitale Shuttle Company bus for helping in the arrest of the suspects, urging other drivers to emulate the act.