Women beat up drunken men, say they fail in bed, can­not sire chil­dren

They raided home of a chang’aa seller. ‘Women live in des­per­a­tion. Men do not pro­vide for their fam­i­lies.They do not sat­isfy them sex­u­ally ... They risk be­ing im­po­tent’

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Central - GE­ORGE MUGO @thes­tarkenya

In an­other sign of the fal­ter­ing war on il­licit liquor, 50 women raided the home of a chang’aa seller yes­ter­day and beat up four men.

The drama un­folded in the morn­ing in King’eero vil­lage, Ka­bete con­stituency. They dragged the owner, 50-year-old Franko Okori to the po­lice who ar­rested him.

They re­cov­ered 10 litres of chag’aa in bot­tles of var­i­ous liquor brands.

When the women en­tered, the men started in­sult­ing them and the women beat them up. The men fled into a maize plan­ta­tion.

On July 1 last year, Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta or­dered a crack­down on il­licit liquor, start­ing in Cen­tral. There was some suc­cess but for months, many re­ports in­di­cate brew is back.

Uhuru called it the busi­ness of death.

“Many mid­dle-aged men have been ad­versely af­fected, as they nor­mally flock to that home in the morn­ing. They don’t bring any­thing at home, yet they ask for food,” Martha Wair­imu said.

Des­tiny of King’eero Women’s Group chair­per­son Jane Chege said women live in des­per­a­tion as some men can­not sat­isfy them sex­u­ally and can­not sire chil­dren.

“Their sys­tems have been de­stroyed by al­co­hol and they risk be­ing im­po­tent,” she said.

Chege crit­i­cised men for idling, in­stead of pro­vid­ing for their fam­i­lies.

Okori said he gets the drink from Kisii for his per­sonal con­sump­tion from a friend in West­lands.

“My friends beg me to sell it and I charge Sh50 per glass,” he said.

Okori and his liquor were hauled to King’eero po­lice sta­tion, where po­lice boss Njeri Nthiga locked him up.

Ki­ambu county Al­co­holic Drinks and Con­trol Board di­rec­tor Michael Kang’ethe urged res­i­dents to re­port vi­o­la­tors and said all bars and shops would be in­spected. He said the state is keen to pre­vent a come­back of brew.

/GE­ORGE MUGO

Sus­pect Franco Okori in­sulted by an­gry King’eero women af­ter chang’aa was found in his house yes­ter­day

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