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Eighty six prosecuted in Nyeri over illicit brews

Security officers in Nyeri have so far impounded some 4.7 million millilitres of second generation liquor and destroyed thousands of litres of illegal liquor during the ongoing crackdown on illegal alcohol business.

At the same time, Nyeri County Commissioner (CC), Fredrick Shisia said some 86 people have been prosecuted in connection with the illegal brews since the crackdown started on March 5.

Speaking at the banks of river Honi where he led officers in destroying over 1000 liters of kangara used in the distillation of chang’aa and brewing equipment, Shishia reported success in the crackdown, saying illegal brewing had greatly reduced.

He added that some 30 kilos of bhang have also been recovered during the operation.

The Nyeri County Police Commander, Ms. Jacinta Wasonga said the success in the operation was as a result of information provided by the public and urged them to continue alerting security officers of any illegal activities.

Shisia said the government was committed to realizing her development goals as defined in the Big Four Agenda announced by the President. “This is not possible if young and energetic people who are supposed to work in the programs are drunk all the time,” he stressed.

Shishia therefore urged citizens to support the government in ridding the county of the illegal brews.

By  Steve  Gatheru

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