The National Police Service (NPS) has warned Kenyans about circulating a video of a minor smoking bhang.
In the statement issued on Thursday, Police said that those sharing the video were violating the law and rights of the minor.
"The attention of the NPS is drawn to a circulating disturbing and gross video clip on social media depicting an underage child seated comfortably smoking what may be clearly interpreted as a prohibited substance commonly known as “bhang.” The language used in the clip seems to confirm this suspicion, given that reference is made to an ideology propagated by a section of the ongoing politics.
"And of extreme concern is the fact that the act and its filming seems to be done by either an adult or adults, all unperturbed by what is transpiring. This is not only wrong and immoral, and infringing on the rights of a minor by adults, but outrightly criminal and punishable by the law. Those spreading the clip are also abetting the violation of the law and rights of the minor, and should “cease and desist” from onward transmission of the same," part of the statement read.
NPS added," We wish to advise the public not to openly engage in acts that are defiant of the law. Equally, violations of rights of children, especially minors constitute a criminal offense and our teams are investigating the matter in effort to bring the suspects to book."