Police in Murang'a on Sunday night arrested 83 people for allegedly taking part in a bhang smoking competition and party.
The suspects were arrested at a night club in Kenol town following a tip-off by members of the public.
Speaking to Daily Nation, Murang'a South Sub-County Police Commander John Ondit said the alleged competition was held at Le Zeros Sports Bar & Grill.
Ondit said the entertainment joint only allowed entry to levelers who bought at least two rolls of the illegal substance.
"Members of the public assisted us in nabbing the suspects who had a party dubbed Rastafarian Party. For one to be allowed in the hotel, he had to buy at least two rolls of bhang; we have initiated a crackdown to arrest more after bhang uptake has risen in the area," said Ondit.
"Some are pretending to be Akorinos and others Rastafarians with bhang related contents in their dressings for easier identification by their clients, but we are going for them," he added.
The club was closed down as police launched investigations into the incident. Police officers also seized 146 rolls of bhang during the raid.
The suspects will be arraigned in Kigumo Law Courts on Monday.