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Six people arrested in the fight against illicit brews

Six people were arrested Saturday in the ongoing crackdown on illicit brewers in Homa Bay County.
Regular and Administration police in a joint operation on illicit brews arrested the six along Kisii- Rangwe border.
During the operations, 29,400 litres of Kangara and 40 litres of chang’aa were recovered and the suspects nabbed.
Speaking to KNA in his office, Homa Bay County Police Commander Esther Seroney said the same exercise was also conducted in Oyugis town where security agencies also raided wines and spirit pub within Mikai center and impounded 114 sachets of Simba Waragi.
Seroney added that the stuff were being kept in the store to be presented in court as exhibits when the six are arraigned in court after the Easter festivities.
She said that they have launched a man hunt for the owner of the pub who disappeared after sensing danger.
The officer stressed that the crack down on illegal alcohol will continue during the festive season.
She further appealed to the residents to cooperate with police officers in exposing the suppliers of illicit brews, saying the stuff is dangerous to the lives of consumers.
Elsewhere, Seroney said the body of an unknown Male adult aged about 30 years was found with no visible injuries and no weapon nearby in Oyugis town.
The body of the deceased has been removed to Rachuonyo South Sub County hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
Meanwhile, six women gave birth during the celebrations to mark 2019’s Easter holidays in Homa Bay County.
Speaking to KNA, Homa Bay County Referral hospital chief executive officer Dr Lillian Kocholla said that the women gave birth to bouncing three boys and girls respectively.
Dr. Kocholla added that the women delivered without any complications adding that they are still monitoring some women in the maternity Ward, who were due for delivery.
She assured the residents that all health facilities in the region were in open during Easter festive season.
By Davis Langat

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