Nandi Governor urges County security team to toughen stance on illicit brews

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Nandi Governor Stephen Sang (right) leading the Jamhuri Day celebrations at Kapsabet showground
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang (right) leading the Jamhuri Day celebrations at Kapsabet showground

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has ordered the County security team to be vigilant and deal with the burgeoning illicit liquor menace in Nandi, given that it’s believed the illicit liquor is shipped in from Uganda.

Addressing the public at the 54th Jamhuri day celebrations at Kapsabet showground, Governor Sang wondered how the liquor is shipped into the country, yet traffic police are always stationed at roadblocks, saying they should be in a position to know better.

He further directed the town administrator Mr. David Sugut to lead a massive crackdown within Kapsabet town and its environs in order to deal with the menace.

He said illicit brews shouldn’t be entertained, especially after the adverse effects have already been witnessed, most notably loss of eyesight and death.

The Nandi Governor also urged the business community in the County to try out different business ventures other than dealing with alcoholic beverages, because alcohol is steadily negatively affecting the young people in the society. “Why should someone take up a business that destroys lives instead of investing in good businesses like hotels or agribusiness?” he posed.

Concerning County administration, Governor Sang urged the leaders to perform their tasks as required without interfering with the offices allocated to other leaders in the County. He said the County Assembly should perform their tasks thoroughly, while he governs issues pertaining the County.