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Illicit liquor back to the market

27 January 2016, 15:49 Wilshere

Nakuru - Illicit liquor is being sold at Rhonda Estate in Nakuru West and police are fully aware of the business, James Karanja a local resident has said.

Karanja said that despite President Uhuru Kenyatta's directive to end the brewing of chang’aa, the business still thrives in Rhonda.

“Chang’aa is being brewed and sold here in Rhonda and our local police are doing nothing to stop it,” he said.

Speaking Wednesday to media, Karanja said that police are always seen in the area but do nothing about the illicit liquor.

He said that brewers are selling the liquor in broad daylight without hiding like in the past.

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Karanja said that some the brewers have also dug holes in their living rooms where they hide their liquor.

He said that most the youths who sat for their main examination last year might fail to advance their education since most of them have become alcoholic.

He added that if something is not done, youths from the slum area will continue to languish in poverty.

A spot check by the media also revealed that the illicit liquor is being sold in London, Kanyon, Kaptembwo and Manyani estates.

Attempts to get a comment from Rhonda MCA John Machari failed as his phone went an answered.

Nakuru County Commissioner, Joseph Nkanatha said he was not aware the business was still going on and pledged to send police to do investigations.

“I am not sure but my police officers will have a look at that matter immediately because we do not want that business cropping up,” he said on a telephone interview.

The County commissioner said his office is still coming up with more ways of curbing the business in the County.

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