Whenever the word Drug Baron is mentioned, Our minds quickly figure and imagine a moustached Short guy from Columbia or Mexico. We have been used to the “El” names in the Narcotics business. We all know how wealthy this guys are, how their business is huge and how ruthless they are to anyone who crosses their paths. We have also heard how Gentle and human they are, generally showing love and support to the poor and in exchange receiving loyalty and following from common men.
But one thing that really go unnoticed, is the role of Kenya in the drug trade. While it seems well covered, Kenya is one of the greatest drug capitals of the world. We produce some of the biggest names in the narcotics kingpinly who are mostly covered on other high level activities in the country. They live lavishly on beach mansions, drive huge cars and fly private to the world’s most exclusive destinations (Though they are prohibited in many countries already).
While marijuana is common though illegal, it is not the main art of the big Gammer, it is traded by the “Rich Guys” who in reality are just the average middle class Kenyans. It is cheap around Kenya and used by 3 in 10 of the Kenyans. Heroin and Cocaine are the two major businesses of the wealthy cartels who are also involved in Corruption, Tax evasion, land grabbing and Murder. All these things go together and they are the characteristics of the Kingpins all around the World.
Many senior Kenyans have been listed by various authorities, and are still in probe on the matters. They include Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, Mombasa governor Hassan Joho, Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko, former Assistant Minister Harun Mwau, former Kamukunji MP Simon Mbugua and Othaya MP Mary Wambui.