A traffic officer discovered a haul of Ksh1.5 million worth of bhang in a vehicle that was involved in an accident along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway on Saturday morning.
The motorist who was ferrying bhang is claimed to have attempted to overtake other vehicles in a bid to dodge police inspection when the accident happened.
Speaking on the accident, Naivasha Sub-County police commander Samuel Waweru mentioned: “It was obvious the motorist was speeding in an attempt to dodge police manning several roadblocks mounted along the busy highway.”
The driver and a passenger in the vehicle were injured.
Officer Waweru further noted that the passenger, however, fled with injuries whereas the driver was rushed to Naivasha Hospital where he is undergoing treatment under police watch.
Waweru affirmed that his officers have already launched a manhunt to nab the passenger who fled.
The accident took place near the Delamere Farm in Naivasha.
According to the driver, the bhang was destined for Mombasa.