Police warn IDPs found brewing illicit brews


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File photo of drums of illicit brew being burnt.

Police and administrators in Gilgil Sub County have warned internally displaced persons (IDPs) engaging in the brewing of illicit alcohol at the New Canaan IDP camp in Gilgil, saying they will face the law.

This comes after an operation that was conducted over the weekend at the New Canaan IDP camp netted 100 litres of chang’aa, 1200 litres of busaa, 500 litres of kangara, and 630 litres of molasses.

In a phone interview after leading the operation that incorporated the police, area chiefs and assistant chiefs, Gilgil Assistant County Commissioner Catherine Wangui Njoroge sounded a warning to the IDPs engaging in the illegal brewing business, saying the business causes more harm than good in the society.

The administrator reiterated that the raids would go on in order to rid the area of the illegal business.

“I must state here that the raids will go on not only in the pipeline area but also other places in Gilgil town including Diatomite area until we ensure the illicit brew is done away with,” she said.

A total number of 18 houses used as stores with four among them used as brewing dens were raided during the operation jointly carried out by the office of the assistant county commissioner, police, chiefs and assistant chiefs.

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