Police impound 3000 litres of local brew in Kimilili (mulika mwizi)
Written by Eric Lumbasi
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Police in Kimilili Town of Bungoma County netted more than 3000 litres of local brew (busaa) in one of the notorious dens-Mulika Mwizi, one of their successful crackdowns on the brew conducted On Friday.
Led by the Bungoma East OCPD Ancient Kaloki the police caught the occupants unawares prompting the drunkards to scamper for safety to evade arrest.
The fermented maize flour that was in 15 sacks that was destroyed by the police during the crackdown on illegal brew operators in Kimilili. [ Photo | Eric Lumbasi]
They poured 20 drums of the brew and destroyed 15 sacks of flour as well as drums used for preparing the brew. The OCPD said the den was acting as a hide out to criminals who are believed to be on the forefront in masterminding crimes in the town.
“We acted on a tip off from the public and acted accordingly we are not leaving any stone unturned in the fight against crime so I want to warn them that we are keen very alert,” said Kaloki.
He further dared the brewers to seek legal licenses from the government that certify the Alcoholic Act so as to be on the safe side of the law.
The OCPD reiterated that the crackdown was to continue in other parts of the district to ensure they clean up on the source of immoral behavior in the society.
On their part residential women lauded the exercise terming it to have saved their men from evils of alcohol which have rendered some of them irresponsible to their families.
They further called upon the police to conduct impromptu crackdowns as a way of curbing the menace of illicit brew in the region.