A 45-year-old man was today arraigned before a Narok Court charged with cultivating bhang (Cannabis sativa) with an estimated market value of over Sh.500, 000.

David Ochieng Andhara appeared before the Narok Senior Principal Magistrate Titus Gesora charged that On June 4, this year at Osenetoi village in Orkinyei area in Narok West, he was found cultivating the drug.

Police carrying away the cannabis plants uprooted from Ochieng`s farm on Monday

He pleaded not guilty to the offense and was released on a bond of Sh.150, 000 and a surety of the same amount or a cash bail of Sh.100, 000.

The case will be mentioned on  June 21 and will heard on  July 17.