Uasin Gishu:Illicit brew worth millions netted and destroyed,arrests made!


Thousands of litres of illicit brew netted and destroyed in Huruma Ward, Turbo Sub County /File Photo

A Multi agency Team involving the National Police officers and the Uasin Gishu County enforcement officers, Thursday intensified a crackdown on illicit brew and contraband goods.

The operation led officers to Huruma Ward, where notorious Chang’aa and Kangara dens were invaded in Spain and King’ong’o areas of Turbo sub county.

According to the  Turbo  deputy County police  commandant Christopher  Wesonga and  the Uasin Gishu County Director of  Alcoholics  Control Board Koiya  Arap Maiyo,  hundreds of  litres of  Chang’aa and Kangara  Illicit  brews were netted  and  destroyed,

Turbo Sub County deputy police commander,Christopher Wesonga

“We  have  arrested two suspects  in some of  the dens within Spain ,unfortunately  one notorious  lady  alias Nyalego managed  to escape but we  assure  her  she will be  arrested and arraigned in Court ” Said the deputy police  boss.

The officers  who braved  scathing attacks from rowdy youth involved in the brewing and  sale of illicit alcohol  were forced  to  fire  tear gas  as they destroyed   the illicit  liquor  worth millions of  shillings.

“No amount of intimidation or attack on the multi-agency team will stop this operation; we will camp within these estates until they are  clean of the  illicit trade” Assured  Wekesa.

The County Director of Alcoholics Control Board Koiya  Arap Maiyo,warned  that the illegal trade had  no room within the presidents backyard and that 20 percent of  bars operating without  licenses will be closed

Koiya Arap Maiyo, The Director Alcoholic Control board Uasin Gishu County.

“Illicit liquor is in a glut in this areas, some of the bars have been operating without  licenses, we are coming for them, The Uasin Gishu governor  Jonathan Bii is keen to ensure county citizens  are protected from sale of such  liquor as well as protecting legitimate businesses” He Opined.

As of  Yesterday over 20,000 litres  of  Chang’aa and 20,000 Litres  of  Kangara  had  been nabbed by the police and  over  500 people arrested and  arraigned in court.

A Chang’aa den destroyed in Spain Huruma by the Multi agency team

Some have been charged as much as Sh3M with the Uasin Gishu county commander Benjamin Mwathi assuring of  intensified crackdown within  the six  sub counties of  Uasin Gishu.




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