KILLER BREW BACK ON MAR­KET, DEATHS RE­PORTED

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Central -

In Septem­ber, former Na­cada chair­man John Mu­tutho said il­licit brews were back in the mar­ket, de­spite ef­forts by Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta to elim­i­nate il­licit liquor and treat al­co­holism. He said the brews had claimed 30,000 lives since 2009 and faulted le­nient laws for em­bold­en­ing the brew­ers. “We have re­ceived sev­eral cases of deaths from il­licit brews coun­try­wide again, and yet we were al­most over it,” he said. He said the agency needs to be em­pow­ered to make it ef­fec­tive in end­ing the cri­sis.

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