KENYA

Country deports 30 for selling drugs in universities

Kenya has deported 30 people involved in drug trafficking within universities, following investigations launched in April into drug cartels, writes Nancy Agutu for The Star.

Fred Matiang'i, the acting interior cabinet secretary who is also the education minister, said some drug lords were using students to sell hard drugs in universities, leading to an increase in cases of unrest. He told the press last Monday: "We have recently deported over 30 drug peddlers posing as students in various universities in the country."

Matiang’i said the government asked the institutions to ensure the drugs are done away with. "We have been fairly ruthless in deporting international students who have either been caught selling drugs or are part of cartels," he said. "We have imposed serious responsibilities on our universities to ensure they are used for learning, not peddling drugs."
Full report on The Star site