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6000 litres of ethanol nabbed as police raid illeagal distiller in Kiambu

By Antynet Ford

Three people have been arrested and 6,000 litres of ethanol impounded in Kiamumbi village of Kiambu County.

The arrest came after the police received information from a citizen which led to the police investigating before establishing the illegal and unregistered distiller and impounding the consignment.

This comes as Githunguri law courts have granted the police permission to destroy any illicit brew that was used as evidence in court. At this time illicit brews like Chagaga, Kangara, Muratina, and three gaming machines were burned and destroyed.

Githunguri Deputy Commissioner David Juma stated that the government’s new regulations will enable them to combat illegal business concerning drugs and illicit brew.

The government on Wednesday gave fresh guidelines governing drug and alcohol sale in the country, describing the abuse of drugs and illicit alcohol as a national security threat.

Read also: CS Kindiki recalls senior officers as 13 people die from drinking illicit brew

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki announced the suspension of licences for all manufacturers of second-generation alcohol. He said they will be required to apply afresh within three weeks.

“Under section 4(2)k of Preservation of Public Security Act, all licences and certification permits for second-generation alcohol and alcoholic beverage distillers and manufacturers, issued by Kenya Revenue Authority and Kenya Bureau of Standards stand suspended with immediate effect.” Kindiki said.

All existing valid licences will be vetted afresh within 21 days, he added.

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