President Kenyatta condemns hooliganism in fight against illicit brew


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President Kenyatta speaking at St Peter and Paul in Kiambu County

President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned acts of hooliganism that have infiltrated the fight against second generation brews and illicit liquor.

Speaking during a Sunday service at St Peter and Paul in Kiambu County, President Kenyatta urged the leaders to continue with the operation against illicit brew while cautioning against theft and destruction of property.

“We should destroy illicit liquor and second generation brews but not people’s property and houses. This is uncalled for,” said President Kenyatta.

President Kenyatta further hit out at leaders in the county for engaging in constant wrangling saying they were chosen to serve the people and not fight.

On his part, Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu called for the transfer of top police officers and county administrators who have served in the county for a while saying they are colluding with suspected brewers to perpetuate the sale of illicit liquor.

Meanwhile, Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua urged leaders spearheading the war against second generation brews and illicit liquor to observe the law while carrying out the operation.

Speaking at Kaptembwa in Nakuru County on Saturday, Mbugua said that hooliganism should not be condoned in the on-going operations to fight war against illicit liquor.

He called on churches to support the government in the fight against illicit brew adding that it’s the responsibility of all leaders from all levels to make sure a lasting solution is found.

The operation against illicit brew began on Thursday, a day after the President Kenyatta directed legislators from Central Kenya to fight the vice.

President Kenyatta gave the directive after meeting political leaders from Central Kenya at Statehouse Nairobi.

The leaders were given four days to carry out an operation to fight the vice and submit a report on the same to the President on Tuesday this week.

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