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Govt bans sale of spirits in Mombasa bars

11 August 2014, 13:04 Mbungu Harrison

Mombasa - Government has banned the selling of wines and spirits in Likoni bars following the death of four people after consuming poisonous brew.

Mombasa residents have however been warned against consuming Meakins Vodca that has so far claimed lives of four people in Likoni and left three others hospitalised as government steps in to probe the matter.

Mombasa deputy county commissioner Magu Mutindika, who confirming the incident, said police are looking for the owner of a bar where the killer drink was sold and who vanished after receiving the death news of his customers.

Mutindika said after a long chat with Likoni bar Owners, the government issued a ban on sale of wines and spirits to prevent more deaths.

“We have agreed that all bars within Mombasa county selling wines and spirits stop immediately to pave way for investigations,” said Mutindika.

He said the decision is aimed at giving health officers and the police time to establish whether the consumed spirits and wines are genuine.

“We fear that it might kill more people and that is why we have imposed the ban,” he added.

He said two of the victims who are believed to have taken the drink on Monday died on Tuesday while two others died on arrival at the Hospital. Those who are admitted at the Hospital, aged between 23 and 28 years have lost their sight.

Police have however confirmed that they are holding 30 suspects who are helping them with investigations.

“We have taken some samples of the alleged drink to the government chemistry for further examination. So far, three are admitted at the Coast General Hospital and they have already lost their sight,” said Johnstone Shume, Likoni district Health Officer.

Consumers who were drinking at a remote joint known as Simba Bar at Likoni were shocked to find out that some of their colleagues had lost sight after imbibing the poisoned drink.

At the time of going to the press, there were no comments from the Hospital Chief Administrator as he was out for official duties.

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