Counterfeit alcohol impounded in Murang’a

Counterfeit alcohol impounded in Murang’a

Police in Murang’a County on Friday arrested 16 people in Kenol Township linked to processing of Counterfeit alcohol.

The counterfeit alcohol plant, which operated for an unknown period of time in one of the gated suburbs in the vicinity of Kenol Township, was discovered after the residents and local administrators raised eyebrows about the matter.

This raid comes few days after illicit brew was discovered and destroyed in  Keiyo, following the directive of President Uhuru Kenyatta, to fight illicit alcohol across the country on July last year.

Murang’a South Deputy County Commissioner Samuel Njora said he received a tip off from the local administrators about suspicious activities.  He planned the raid and arrested 16 individuals working at the plant.

Deputy County Commissioner said that criminals are finding new ways to conduct their illegal businesses, noting they have now shifted their dens to posh and gated residences.

The owner of the premises, who was identified by the name Peninah, was later apprehended by the police and held at Makuyu Police Station awaiting charges.

Njora termed the arrest as a major breakthrough in curbing the illegal brew menace, asking locals to be extra keen when purchasing the alcoholic beverages.

The Deputy County Commissioner, however, praised the spirit of Nyumba Kumi initiative. He urged the residents to forward any information that can lead to the arrest of illegal elements in the society.

 By Dennis Nduhiu and Melita Tenges

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