Friday August 29, 2014 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has for once shocked Kenyans with his drastic measures to destroy a foreign ship that was impounded with 337kg of heroin drugs worth sh1 billion on Friday despite a court having ordered the owner to claim it before it is destroyed.
Speaking yesterday at Mombasa International Show, Uhuru ordered the Kenya Navy to sink the ship in question at high seas together with the drugs to serve as a warning to drug traffickers in the country.
Uhuru’s order came hours after Mombasa Law Courts gave orders for the ship, which was sitting at the Port of Mombasa since July 2nd when it was seized, to be destroyed together with the drugs if the owner will not claim it in the next 30 days.
“There is no point to wait for the owner. We have to destroy it immediately since the prosecution has proved its case,” said Uhuru.
“I have ordered Kenya Navy to take the drug-laden ship to the deep waters and sink it together with heroin to serve as a warning to those who want to use Kenya as a drug entry and exit point,” he added.
Uhuru vowed to supervise the sinking of the ship and warning that his Government will not allow Kenyan ports to be used as drug transit points.
The Kenyan DAILY POST