Two more people succumb after consuming illicit brew in Nakuru; death toll rises to 10
Two more people have succumbed after consuming illicit brew on Tuesday in Bahati, Nakuru County, raising the death toll to 10.
Nakuru County Chief Officer of Medical Services Dr. Solomon Sirma told Citizen Digital that 16 more people are still being treated following the incident.
According to Dr. Sirma, 9 of them were taken to the Nakuru Level 5 Teaching and Referral Hospital for specialized treatment.
Police officers have now launched a crackdown against illicit liquor in Hodi Hodi and JC villages in Bahati where the incidences occurred.
Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya is on Thursday set to hold a meeting with local administrators to figure out a way forward on the menace.
Five people initially died after consuming the llicit brew on Tuesday, before Nakuru Health Chief Officer Dr. Dan Wainaina later on Wednesday, confirmed that three more victims had succumbed while undergoing treatment.
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