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Security officers crackdown on illicit brews

Security agencies in Turkana County have embarked on a serious crackdown to get rid of illicit brews and ensure compliance with Mututho laws.
The multi-agency crackdown led by deputy county commissioners comprising of officers from the criminal investigation department, administration and regular police and the national intelligence service have in the past three weeks arrested scores of people accused of consuming alcohol outside the designated hours.
Scores of bar owners and attendants have also been arrested and arraigned in court for breaking the Mututho law.
Turkana Central Deputy County Commissioner, Alexander Mativo said the crackdown would continue until full compliance with Mututho law is achieved.
“We are committed to ensure a full compliance with the law and those found guilty will face the full force of the law,” Mativo said.
His sentiments were echoed by Turkana Central OCPD, David Mborogwa.
Mborogwa said the bar owners are fully aware of the hours they are supposed to be operating, adding that those who violate the law do so knowingly.
According to Mututho law, bars should operate from 5pm to 11pm on weekdays and 2pm to 11 pm on weekends.
By Peter Gitonga

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