Bhang Witch doctor advised me to smoke bhang - Ruaka man tells court

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He claimed the witch doctor prescribed weed as a cure for his persistent stomach problems

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In a rather interesting attempt to save his skin, a 31 year-old-man told a city court that he was directed by a witch doctor to smoke bhang.

The suspect, one Felix Lisimba Mwerese was arrested on March 27 at 3pm within Ruaka estate with five rolls of bhang retailing at Sh50.

He told the court without flinching that he was directed to smoke bhang by a witch doctor as a cure for his ailments.

Mwerese told the court that he has had stomach problems for decades, and the ‘mganga’ prescribed bhang as a cure.

Running stomach

“I have always had problems all over my body and more so my stomach. In fact, whenever I take any meal, I start having a running stomach. I have visited many hospitals in vain. That is why I resorted to traditional medicine and the mganga advised me to be using the bhang,” he told the court in his defence.

Mwerese was released on a cash bail of Sh5,000 pending hearing on July 12.

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