Uasin Gishu County Commander Benjamin Mwanthe has put on notice those selling illegal liquor.
He says such is illegal businesses cannot be tolerated since they aim to destroy youths’ future.
“I want to give a stern warning to those involved in such illegal business to either stop doing it and look for alternative jobs or face the full force of the law. We cannot stay mum while the lives of our children are being destroyed,” Mwanthe added.
The County commander called on residents to act as their watchdog by giving them information on those involved in the sale of illicit brew.
“Locals may give the information through the local administration, local leaders, or directly to police stations then we will be able to crack down on the same. Let us join hands to ensure the illicit brew is a thing of the past,” Mwanthe said.
He said the crackdown is ongoing and they have netted thousands of liters of illicit brews noting that bars and wines and spirits that are flouting laws will also be closed.
“We urge those selling wines and spirits not to allow their customers to drink at their premises it should be a takeaway, they should also repackage the brands and should also sell quality products that have gobe through KEBS,” he said.
“People with bars, if your bar is supposed to be opened from 5-11 follow the law anyone going against that will face the full force of the law. They should also not sell alcohol to persons under the age of 18 years in whatever circumstance,” the County Commander added.
He further revealed that notorious brewers at Kapseret Sub-County that Langas Estate was arrested and charged.
“Some were brewing Changaa within Kisumu Ndogo Estate, all of them have been arrested and taken to court
where they were charged accordingly. Police officers are now vigilant and have teamed up with chiefs, village elders, Nyumba Kumi, and community policing so we will catch up with them,” he said.