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I can’t work without smoking Marijuana – 34-year-old Man tells court

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A 34 – year – old man , Joseph Mukindi Njeru , on Thursday told an Embu Court in Kenya that he cannot do his digger job without smoking marijuana .Njeru was charged before Embu Chief Magistrate Maxwell Gicheru , for possession of 16 rolls of marijuana after he was arrested on Tuesday .

The accused denied intending to peddle the drugs , saying what was found on him was for his personal consumption only .

He stated that due to the nature of his work , which involves digging boreholes and toilets that sometimes go several feet below the ground , he smokes regularly to keep cool down the hole .

Mukundi further stated that despite admitting to being in possession of drugs during his arrest , police officers still assaulted him hence causing him bodily harm .

The magistrate directed Manyatta Police Station OCS to appear in court with a full report over the assault allegations .

The accused was released on bail .

He was further ordered to appear in court on August 30 , 2018 .

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