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Mututho lauds new Ethanol importation rules

20 August 2015, 10:40 Joseph Njung'eh

Nairobi - NACADA Chairman, John Mututho has welcomed the new ethanol purchase and importation rules by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), saying they will restrict production of illicit brews.

Mututho said the new rules will reinforce the work of NACADA since killer brews will have considerably been controlled.

He spoke Wednesday in Nyeri town where he held a daylong meeting with officials of over 10 Non-Governmental organizations and community based organizations that have received funding from the Authority.

In its new guidelines, KRA is set to enforce procedures governing access to ethanol from early next month to prevent abuse of the portable alcohol products.

Read Also: KRA joins in the war against illicit brews

Persons intending to acquire ethanol shall provide quarterly usage projections to KRA, with the first such projection covering the period October to December 2015, due by September 1, 2015.

Mututho, however, said that same rules should apply to sugar factories that produce ethanol in order to completely control its inflow into the market.

He said that the issue of molasses should be checked so as to reduce the sources of ethanol available in the market.

“NACADA is aware that the business of selling illicit brews is going on as usual only that this time those selling it have opted to use crude methods including hawking using paper bags and from mobile vehicles,” Mututho added.

He warned those still taking the brews to be extra cautious of their health since they are prepared using methanol.

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