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Commissioner puts on notice officers abating illicit brews

Nakuru County Commissioner Mr. Gilbert Kitiyo has put on notice national government employees abetting the sale and manufacturing of illicit brews saying their days were numbered.

Kitiyo expressed regret that efforts to wipe illicit brews from the county continued to be dragged behind as officers collided with the manufacturers to cushion them from facing the law.

“We have intensified our operations to crack down on illegal brews and drug abuse but some of our officers seem to be standing in the way. We will zero in on them and once found, they will bear the cost of all others,” remarked Kitiyo, regretting that the menace had cost the county it’s youthful population.

He spoke when he led the county heads of departments in a service delivery committee meeting held at the Regional Commissioner’s plenary hall Wednesday.

Kitiyo called on the government officers to mobilize youths to register and apply for loans from funds such as Youth Development Funds (YDF) as capital to startup businesses or boost existing business ventures.

He added that Government institutions such as the Youth Development Office and the Women Enterprise Fund offered trainings and capacity building that also came in handy.

So far, the Women Enterprise Fund has disbursed Sh24.3 billion through various loans, with about 2 million beneficiaries benefitting from training on business as well as linkages to markets and large enterprises.

The County Commissioner urged the officers to remain positive and uphold a good image of the county in service delivery, despite the challenges of dwindling funding that they faced.

By Anne Sabuni


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