A Busia bound bus made a dramatic stop at the gates leading to DCI headquarters on Wednesday night after the bus driver suspected that he was ferrying dangerous criminals, out to attack innocent passengers inside the bus.
The driver of the 62-seater coach had picked up travellers destined to the border town at the Machakos country bus station, at around 11pm.
However, as the bus was negotiating the globe cinema roundabout, the driver smelt and aroma of blazing cannabis Sativa coming from the back of 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 rearview 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.
“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,” said DCI in a statement.
When the bus finally stopped, officers manning the entrance approached the bus to establish what was happening, only to learn from the driver that there were passengers who were smoking weed inside, in total disregard for the rest of the passengers including women and children.
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.
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 matchbox.
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,” added DCI.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.