Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Vincent Munga's badges.

Lobby demands arrest, prosecution of criminals destroying bar owners' property

08 July 2015, 12:11 Mike Munga

Nairobi - The pubs, entertainment and restaurants association of Kenya (PERAK) has demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of those involved in criminal destruction of property and products during the ongoing crackdown on illicit brews in the country.

PERAK Chairman Nairobi region, Patrick Muya said they advocate for adherence to the established laws governing the sale and consumption of legally certified alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages in Kenya.

Speaking during a press conference in Nairobi, he said the member establishments are victims of unfair competition from unlicenced outlets and they should be protected.

"During the last week, our members have operated in the most difficult times, facing wanton destruction of their premises and stock, indiscriminate arrests, tramped up charges, incessant threats and unending uncertainty of legitimate business," he said adding that the fight against illicit brews be fought within the confines of the law.

Read Also: MP scolds govt for firing Chiefs over illicit brew

National alcohol beverage association of Kenya said the government enforcement agencies are duty-bound to carry out this exercise in accordance with the law and with utmost respect for legitimate players saying they are losing more than KES 100 million per day in lost sales, destroyed property and products.  

Elsewhere, Kenya Alcohol Control Policy Alliance (KAPA) called on the government, civil society and communities to scale up efforts on alcohol control in the country.

They urged the government to make provisions that directly target the sale of spirits in the Excise Duty Bill, 2015 to hinder the youths from purchasing them.

In their survey conducted in 2015, it emerged that 59 percent of teenagers take spirits. 

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Kenya says will return to interna...

Kenya will return to international markets to borrow when it feels the time is right, National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich said on Tuesday. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Deal with corruption or lose in 2...

A Jubilee Party MP says that the unending corruption claims against the government are killing President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election efforts for 2017. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
MP accuses Raila of making up fal...

An MP has accused CORD leader Raila Odinga of bringing up non existent corruption scandals to hurt the Jubilee government. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Leave office if you can't handle ...

Leave office if you cannot handle corruption, an MP has told President Uhuru Kenyatta. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Give me the chance to unseat Uhur...

Give me the chance to send President Uhuru Kenyatta home, Kalonzo Musyoka tells Kenyans. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Explain your foreign trips since ...

Explain your foreign trips, Musalia Mudavadi tells President Uhuru Kenyatta. Read more...