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Street children treat themselves to free alcohol in ongoing raids

14 July 2015, 21:40

Nakuru - Nakuru Health Minister, Mungai Kabii has raised a red flag over the increased cases of street families consuming illicit drinks impounded in the ongoing raid.

Kabii cited that the destruction of liquor in the CBD gave the street children free access to the liquor thus putting them at a health risk.

He pointed out that the families risked dying from excessive drinking due to availability of alcohol.

“We have seen cases of some running away with the drinks and this might cause a serious problem to them. We also fear that they might ingest glass and other hazardous things while taking the 'free' liquor,” said Kabii.

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He was speaking in Nakuru town Tuesday morning.

On Monday, Nakuru east Member of Parliament, David Gikaria destroyed over 1 million liters of alcohol in the area.

“Anyone might get cut or even ingest the broken pieces of glass. The smithereens might fall in the eyes leading to serious injuries,” he added, and further disclosed that they had already started rehabilitating youths who are suffering fromwithdrawal symptoms.

“We appeal to the residents to ensure that any youth who is suffering from lack of alcohol is taken to the nearest hospital for treatment,” he cited.

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