Five dead after consuming illicit brew in Nakuru

Five dead after consuming illicit brew in Nakuru

  • Confirming the incident on Monday, Nakuru County Deputy County Commander Joseph Tanui stated that the four comprise three men and a lady.
  • Tanui said two of them were complaining of breathing problems while two were confirmed to have suffered poisoning.

Five people have died after allegedly consuming illicit brew at Njawatho slums in Njoro, Nakuru County.

Nakuru Deputy County Commander Joseph Tanui had earlier confirmed that four people had succumbed before one more person was pronounced dead Monday afternoon.

According to their families, the four consumed illicit brew, locally dubbed Chang’aa, on Saturday.

Tanui said two of them were complaining of breathing problems while two were confirmed to have suffered poisoning.

He, however, declined to comment on the said brew, claiming the four were taken to hospital individually and it had not been ascertained whether their complications arose from the weekend drinking per the families’ reports.

“Each was brought to the hospital at different times… One was brought into the hospital today and pronounced dead before any treatment while there is another who was brought in three days ago,” said Tanui.

The incident comes just 3 months after 10 people died in Hodi Hodi, Bahati after consuming a killer substance suspected to be methanol.