Drunken man topples, dies
23 May 2016, 21:21
Nairobi - Residents of Maua Village in Laikipia County are up in arms with the local administration for abating war on illicit brews.
This is after 43 year old man fell over a cliff and died in what was suspected to be a case of overindulgence in alcohol.
Led by village elder Mary Wanja Kamau, the residents accused Mutitu chief, Mr. John Wamae and the police for colluding with the brewers.
“This is the second person dying as a result of drunkenness in the area. When we ask the police to investigate the illicit brew menace, all they tell us is to report to Baringo.
“For how long will we watch our children die as a result of these brews?” cried Wanja.
The residents barred officers from Kinamba police station from taking the body of the deceased, William Kipsanga, while demanding an explanation.
The area is well known for cattle rustling, with the residents decrying increased insecurity.
“I lost my husband to cattle rustlers who made away with our stocks; an old woman yesterday suffered a heart attack after she learnt that her stock had been driven away by bandits,” added Wanja, noting that the Kamwenje Police post, that was part of the County government’s plan to secure the area had no police officers deployed to it.
Nyahururu OCPD Mr. Joel Chepkwony, whose team took the body to Nyahururu hospital mortuary, said that the father of seven toppled over the sharp cliff and died in the Saturday evening incident.
“The case was reported to us by virtue of nearness but the area is under Baringo County,” noted Mr Chepkwony in a phone interview with The News 24.
The area chief Mr. Wamae could not be reached on phone for comment.
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