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Trans-Nzoia police pelted with stones during illicit brew crackdown

22 March 2016, 16:44

Nairobi – Police officers in Trans-Nzoia County were pelted with stones during a crackdown operation on illicit brews forcing them to flee.

According to Standard Media police officers have been conducting raids on illicit brew dens early hours on Tuesday morning however were forced to flee when intoxicated consumers pelted them with stones.

Despite warning shots the mob was not deterred.

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Some arrests were made but area senior chief, Joseph Wayele was disappointment over the moral decay taking place in the area.

According to Wayele more than 2 000 people have been arrested since the crackdown operations began last year.

Meanwhile according to government, they have destroyed over five million liters of illicit brew in the past two weeks.

Government spokesperson, Eric Kiraithe said in press briefing last Thursday that operations are being led by Interior PS Dr Karanja Kibicho.

The aim is to destroy cartels involved in the production, distribution and sale of illicit brews across the country.

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