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Chiefs urged to intensify crackdown on illicit brews

Marakwet East Sub County Deputy County Commissioner Simon Osumba has decried the negative effects of illicit brews on the local youth.

Speaking during a sub county security meeting at Chesoi, Osumba said that many lives have been lost, families broken and moral standards compromised as result of the vice.

He noted that government development programs cannot be fully realized in the midst of excessive brewing and consumption illicit brews, hence the need for immediate action to remedy the situation.

Consequently, the deputy county commissioner has directed area chiefs and their assistant to intensify crackdowns on all illegal dens found selling lethal brews.

He insisted that the administrators should implement the alcohol drinks control act, especially on the rule requiring pubs to be 300 meters away from public institutions and also ensure adherence to the stipulated opening and closing hours of local pubs.

Osumba reminded chiefs that they were the link between the government and the grassroots level, thus they play a critical role in enforcing government policies and regulations.

By Rennish Okong’o

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