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Residents decry rising alcoholism

14 December 2012, 16:35 Kelvin Wanjohi

Nyahururu - Nyahururu residents have appealed to area DC and AP Commandant to come to their rescue from illicit brew menace that has wrecked havoc in the area.

They said that illicit brews, mostly chang’aa and other related concoction was wrecking havoc to young men who spend the whole day either drinking or in a state of alcoholic stupor.

The lethal brew is sold in an identified farm house where a mother and her grown-up daughter were the operators.

Appeals by villagers to the local assistant chief to intervene came to naught after the assistant chief accompanied by two AP officers visited the house and minutes later left and the business going on as usual.

“We are appealing to Nyahururu DC Lucy Mulili and AP commandant Daniel Masaba to intervene and save the young men who drink the lethal brew from destruction,” said the villagers.

The young men in the villages are selling harvested maize and spend the day drinking using the money.

“These young men do not even remember their wives who do not get financial help, leave alone their conjugal rights,” said the villagers.

There is also fear that young men straight from school could also be trapped in the vicious circle of drinking illicit brews which could ruin their future lives.

The seller is said to operate with impunity and the brew is ferried by boda boda motorcyclists.

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