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Ruto urges alcohol legislation to reduce deaths

14 July 2014, 11:51 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Deputy president William Ruto has called on legislation against alcohol consumption to be put up to slow down the deaths of innocent Kenyans through illicit brews.

Ruto was reacting to the deaths of seven more people in Eldoret Sunday from the consumption of the brew.

That followed 12 others who died in Nandi last week as a result of the same.

Ruto insists that it is up to County governments to ensure that they stop the spread of illegal substances as well as sale of alcohol in any form to minors as well as the crackdown on illicit brews by enacting tough regulations.

He also says that the National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse NACADA must step up its efforts to ensure that the deaths are a thing of the past.

" It is saddening that to this day innocent Kenyans are losing their lives over illicit brews. It is sad, he said.

" We need to take action immediately. County governments have to take the initiative to stop the vices. They have the power to do so. They must put stringent laws and measures in place, he added.

On NACADA, Ruto says that they have to simply pull up their socks.

" They have the mandate to protect Kenyans. They must do so. They have to show it, he said.

NACADA has said it is doing an audit of the 3,000 or so alcohol brands in the country to determine the number of illegal brews on the market.

Chairman John Mututho has also complained that the authority lacks the teeth to prosecute cases and has urged the formation of an inspectorate unit to help them move forward with cases they have found.

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