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Distillers of illicit brew in Nakuru invade cemeteries

12 August 2015, 08:10

Nakuru - Nakuru County Commissioner, Mohammed Birik has warned illicit brewers against hiding liquor in graveyards and cemeteries to evade arrest.

Speaking to journalists in his office on Tuesday, Birik said that some brewers were using graveyards as brewing dens and alcohol selling points.

“It is wrong for people to use graveyards as brewing dens and selling points. Law enforcers have been deployed to arrest the people who are enganging in the vice,” said Birik.

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The Commissioner said that the dead deserve respect and that brewers should not invade their resting places.

Birirk added that the fight against illicit brew in the County will go on, noting that police are aware of the dubious methods being used by some illicit brewers to make and sale the illegal drinks.

He directed chiefs to continue hunting down brewers and sellers of illegal brew and destroy the dens.

Birirk at the same time warned rogue bar operators and brewers who are threatening chiefs, saying that those found culpable will be arrested and charged in court.

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