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Worrying trends of alcohol consumption in Nairobi


Nairobi Regional Commissioner Kangethe Thuku now says Nairobi is leading countrywide in illicit alcohol consumption by 17.5%.

According to Thuku his officers impunded 770 LITRES OF Busaa and Muratina ,4201 litres  of chang’aa and 3315 litres of Kangara the raw material to manufacture chang’aa in Kasarani alone in different operations from January this  year and perpetrators arrested.

Thuku says the trend is worrying.

He points at poverty as major cause of  consumption of  illicit brew adding that  government is spending more funds to treat alcohol addicts in Nairobi and street families who are equally addicts.

He has however, asked National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse  NACADA and County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board to ensure there are no  of illicit brews being made in the county.

Meanwhile Nairobi county Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board chairman Kennedy Odhiambo has maintained that they will not issue any liquor licence until they audit all 12,500 licences.

‘‘We have different figures and we can not ascertain exact  licence that we issued to the bar owners and even the wines and spirits outlets  so that we can put a control,’’ he added.