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Comment: KAN-DAPAAH & THE RISE IN KENYA'S NARCOTICS PRICES

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SECKAGO*
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2007-12-01 07:20:34


Since the thrust into, and burst out of, Kenya by Ghana's Minister of Defence, Kan-Dapaah, the prices for cocaine and heroine have risen steeply in that country. I learned this from a former law student of mine who is now one of Nairobi's celebrated lawyers.

She informed me that Kan-Dapaah had no official business at all in Kenya, but flew in with an entourage of at least twenty men and women, all waving diplomatic passports. She informed me that what I taught for years about such passports, especially that they do not confer diplomatic rights, immunities and privileges on holders, is still unknown in Africa.

Ghana, she said, was running out of cocaine and heroine because of the surveillance of the English and Americans in the Atlantic, forcing Ghanaian dealers to look east. Kan-Dapaah and his gang mopped up whatever they could get by way of their trade, creating a demand and supply imbalance which hiked up prices of narcotics in Kenya.

How can an innocent person in a responsible position fail so signally to give a good example to the rest of the world, she asked. I replied that the people involved in this scandal were all Ashantis, not real persons. She laughed.

The incident got the national and local press busy for nearly a week, with all unanimously condemning the Kenyan security forces for their failure to do their duty.
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