Former Kenyan international Jamal Mohammed has been slapped with a jail sentence for trading in shisha.
The former Harambee Stars and Mathare United star was found culpable for engaging in the sale of narcotics contrary to the Ministry of Health’s regulations that banned the consumption, sale or smoking of the toxic tobacco drug in 2018.
“No person shall allow, promote, facilitate or encourage or do anything to allow, promote, facilitate or encourage shisha smoking in Kenya,” reads the Ministry of Health’s legal notice released in August 2018.
On Friday, a Makadara Court handed journeyman Jamal a one year and three months jail sentence after he was found in breach of the law for selling the banned substance.
The 34-year-old retired footballer will serve the full term if he fails to raise the Sh60,000 fine. He has 14-days to appeal.
Jamal, who has over 30 caps with the national team, has also featured for the Al Nasr (Libya), Dhofar (Oman), Targu Mures (Romania) and Kazma of Oman.
This is not the first time that Jamal has found himself in trouble with the law.
On August 23, 2014, Jamal was accused of assaulting a city lawyer Job Kimeru who allegedly lost his teeth after fist-fight broke out between the two following a road rage along Woodvale Grove in Westlands, Nairobi.