Mututho Warns Liquor Sellers Of Licence Revocation

He said that NACADA will not sympathise with liquor sellers who do not care about the lives of Kenyans.

The NACADA chair also reported that over 7,000 people died in the country in 2013 alone due to alcohol use and abuse.

Mututho expressed concern that the number of people dying from alcohol abuse and consumption could go higher if necessary intervention measures are not undertaken.

Mututho was speaking at Iten in Elgeyo-Marakwet County when he was hosted by area governor Alex Tolgos during the county’s enactment of a law to tackle alcohol abuse.

According to statistics by NACADA, Elgeyo-Marakwet residents spend as much as Ksh. 5.1 Billion on alcohol every year.

Mututho’s warning comes in the wake of a row between him and NACADA CEO William Okedi, whom he blamed for allegedly preventing the testing of alcoholic drinks brought in for assessment.

NACADA was established with a mission to provide leadership on policy development, education, regulation, management programme implementation and research coordination on matters pertaining drug and substance abuse in Kenya.

By Rehema Juma.

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