Illicit brew destroyed following four deaths in Nandi


Illicit brew destroyed following four deaths in Nandi

Over 2000 boxes of second-generation liquor have been destroyed in Nandi County by officers from the administration police following the death of four people last week.

An interdepartmental operation comprising of officers from provincial administration, administration police, Nandi County public health officers and liquor officers netted wines and spirits at Kimondi trading centre in Nandi Central Sub-County.

The officers conducted an impromptu inspection at Kapsabet Town, Chemundu, Baraton and Kimondi areas after members of the public raised alarm over a cartel involved in hiding liquor during the ongoing war on illicit brew.

The cartels are now rebranding the products in their homes and transporting them using bicycles.

Last week, four people lost their lives at the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital after consuming the liquor in Kapsabet Town.

Nandi County Administration Police Commandant Benson Maina said that the war on illicit alcohol will continue until all illicit liquor is finished.

He said that it was high time that youths engage in income generating activities so that cases of deaths reported due to drinking adulterated liquor are reduced.

No one was arrested in the exercise as the owners and sellers fled, leaving behind locked doors.

Over the weekend, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the crackdown on illegal liquor would not stop until the menace has been eradicated.

The president called on county governments to partner with the national government in the fight against the killer brews.

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Maureen Murimi
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