In Summary

  • The declaration was made by Embakasi Deputy County Commissioner Jacob Mwaura.
  • More than 3000 was nabbed in a sting operation carried out by enforcement officers.

 

As war against second generation alcohol continues, the government has vowed to pick every measure to ensure the the menace is dealt with decisively. The recent measure includes demolition of houses harboring brewers.

In Nairobi the demolition threat was issued by Embakasi Deputy County Commissioner Mr. Jacob Mwaura.

In his statement he clarified that they will not hesitate to demolish any house that is perpetrating the sale of illicit alcohol.

“We are well prepared to deal with you and we have agreed as government to demolish those houses that are used to brew this second generation alcohols. We are clear on this and anyone who will be found capable from the perpetrators themselves to landlords will be dealt with. So Landlords make sure before leasing your estate ensure due diligence is done and the tenant do not take part in this illegal activity because when they do, then the whole building would be in  debris.” Mwaura said.

Soweto  Arrests

Mwaura on the other hand led a sting operation around Soweto area where they successfully nabbed 3000 litres of second generation alcohol.5 brewers were also arrested and they are expected in court today.

“We have arrested a good number of brewers and I want to assure them that this will continue. Before us is over  30000 litres of alcohol and we are going to destroy them. So be warned.” He added.

 

Kindiki Warning to Manufactures

Meanwhile the government through the Ministry of Interior maintained that they will only clear the manufacturers who have complied with the laid down procedures on alcohol production.

According to Interior CS Kithure Kindiki the vice is a security concern and proper clean up is eminent.

“The uptake of harmful alcoholic drinks that are not up to standards and narcotic drugs is a serious national problem.  Losing 20 people in one village to poisonous alcoholic drinks is equivalent to a terror attack.’’ Kindiki noted.

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