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72 liqour shops closed in Narok South

The security team has seized 72 wine and spirit shops in Narok South Sub County that violated liquor licensing board regulations.

At the same time, the team destroyed 24 lotto machines and closed the lotto businesses in all the trading centers in the sub county. Narok South Deputy County Commissioner Felix Kisalu said they are alert to close any illegal business that operates without a valid license from the county government.

Kisalu said this when he led the security team to destroy the lotto machines at Ololulunga trading center, where the 24 lotto machines were destroyed. The DCC observed that the lotto business was ruining the future of many youths in the area as they were spending most of their time playing the lotto games.

“We have learnt that our youths are stealing money from their parents to play the lotto games. This has compromised education in this area as the young people do not concentrate in their classwork,” he said.

Kisalu cited an example of Ololulunga boys, saying many strikes that have been witnessed at the school are caused by a portion of boys who squander their school fees in the drinking dens and lotto joints, and thereafter cause commotion in school.

He reiterated that insecurity cases have gone down since the crackdown against the illegal drinking dens began, saying they will continue working with village elders, religious leaders and the business community to ensure the illicit brew is finished in the area.

The DCC called on the residents to help in giving information that will help arrest any person who engages in criminals’ activities in the town.

By Ann Salaton

 

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