Deputy president Rigathi Gachagua has warned those selling illegal liquor in Central Kenya.
Gachagua says those who will be found selling or consuming illegal alcohol will face the full force of the law.
“It will now not be business as usual for those who have been destroying the lives of our youth, profiteering from the sale of killer illicit brew and drugs in Central Kenya,” said the deputy president.
He spoke after a successful deliberations with top leadership from the National and County levels where they agreed on a common framework of ending illicit brew and substance abuse in the region.
“I am confident that Central Kenya will be sober sooner than later. I am glad that there was a firm commitment, backed by President William Samoei Ruto, from the National Administration,” he added
He was accompanied by Cabinet Secretary for Interior, Prof Kithure Kindiki, the Council of Governors through Chairperson Anne Waiguru, the National Police Service under the Inspector General Japheth Koome, the Leader of Majority at the National Assembly Kimani Inchung’wa, Members of Parliament from the region, the clergy among others.
“ Collectively, we will also endavour to provide rehabilitation as well as create opportunities to keep our youth busy and productive,” he said.