Police and local administrators have been blamed for the high consumption of illegal brews in Grogon, Kasabuni and Korogocho slums.
The chang’aa peddlers have been using famous Korogocho- Kasabuni Bridge as their brewing den.
“The problem we have is that some police officers in this area together with chiefs collect bribes from the brewers, so it has been a challenge, and something needs to be done. The quickest action will be to transfer all these officers from this area,” Sam Odongo Kasabuni resident said.
“We have no generation here and the government should step up promptly and deal with these peddlers ….Youths hawana meno,wamebaki mapengo juu wanalewa na kuzipiga chini wengine pia wanapigana na hawana mabibi,” Odongo added.
Meanwhile the government has declared war on illicit brews across the country including other liquor stores without proper paperwork.
Interior cabinet secretary Kithure Kindiki says no stone will be left unturned as he ordered the police to commence the crackdown.
“Alcohol laced with chemicals and hard drugs constitute another threat to our nation. Unless we do something, and do it quickly, this country faces a serious generational crisis. We cannot allow a profit to one brewer to cause losses to the entire nation,” he said.
BY ALLAN OTIENO