Police officers, chiefs abetting sale of illicit alcohol to face action

Police officers, chiefs abetting sale of illicit alcohol to face action

Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya. PHOTO| COURTESY

  • Natembey says investigations have commenced to clean up the security team who are frustrating the war on illicit brew.
  • During the operation, the security teams nabbed illicit brew which the regional commissioner suspects to be a chemical substance, methanol.

Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya says stern action will be taken on administrative officers abetting the sale and consumption of the Illicit brew by taking bribes in Njoro, Nakuru.

Natembeya who Tuesday conducted a security operation in Jawatho village in Njoro, Nakuru a day after 5 people died from consuming a killer brew says investigations have commenced to clean up the security team who are frustrating the war on illicit brew.

During the operation, the security teams nabbed illicit brew which the regional commissioner suspects to be a chemical substance, methanol.

A tough-talking Natembeya warned that no citizen should die from consuming illicit alcohol, admitting that there is negligence on the part of police officers.

Unconfirmed reports indicated that more people may have died while being rushed to hospital for treatment.

Two people are currently hospitalized after complaining of poor vision on Tuesday.

The Regional Commissioner said a multi-agency team including officials from the Kenya Revenue Authority will conduct a crackdown to wipe out the criminals.

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