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MPs demand compensation for deadly brew

13 May 2014, 10:24

Nairobi - Leaders from Ukambani have demanded compensation for the families of the victims of last week’s illicit brew that killed more than 80 people in different parts of the country.

Led by the former Vice President, Kalonzo Musyoka, they said that the killer brew had been inspected by a government agency and that it bore the standardization mark of quality from the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs).

He added that Kebs should bear the blame of the deaths.

“The government should actually be working towards compensating the families of these Kenyans,” Kalonzo added.

Kathiani and Mbooni Members of Parliament, Robert Mbui and Kisoi Munyao, respectively shared Kalonzo’s sentiments.

More than 80 people died last week in different parts of the country after consuming the drink which the government chemist said had high quantities of methanol.

More than 50 government officials have so far been sacked for negligence after the deaths were reported.

Several liquor manufacturers have so far been closed down for lack of proper licensing.

The authority charged with the regulation and licensing of the liquor manufacturers has since begun fresh licensing procedures.

 – CAJ News

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