Former Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Miguna Miguna has reacted to news of a Tanzanian drug trafficker being jailed for 30 years. 

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The controversial lawyer took to his Twitter account where he claimed that Kenyans engaging in the illegal trade are enjoying their freedom and even receiving protection.

“Meanwhile, his Kenyan counterparts, colleagues of Artur Brothers who were also implicated at the New York Court by the Akasha Brothers, are under police protection at State House, county mansions, Parliament and Harambee House. Their time is coming,” said Miguna.

Miguna was reacting to a case where a Tanzanian man, Hussein Masoud Eid, was prosecuted after being found in possession of 10.2 kilograms of heroin worth Sh30 million. 

According to Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate Edgar Kagoni, the harsh sentence was aimed at teaching other drug traffickers in the country a lesson. The magistrate also noted that drugs have affected Kenyan youths negatively, arguing that the punishment for those found culpable must be severe. 

“Since the accused person appears not to have been in this alone because he was on transit, I will impose a sentence not only to punish him for agreeing to be used by the owners of the drugs, but also to deter others out there who may be tempted to traffic the narcotic drugs,” he said.