Nandi County government leads crackdown on illicit brew in Kapsabet

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The Nandi County government has taken steps to tame the business of illicit liquor
The Nandi County government has taken steps to tame the business of illicit liquor

The Nandi County government in partnership with the County security team have declared war on illicit liquor, normally packed in sachets and brought in from neighbouring Uganda, which has become a nuisance in Kapsabet town.

Led by the Kapsabet town administrator David Sum and the Nandi Central police Boss Stephen Obara in partnership with administration police and the reinforcement team, they led a raid in Kapsabet town and arrested more than fifty suspects involved in the business of illegal brew.

Speaking to the press after the raid, Sum said that the major operation also targets those operating without a licence.

He said those responsible will be charged accordingly in Court, and will serve as a lesson to others, who conduct business without a permit.

Nandi Central Police Boss Stephen Obara said the move aims to end the illegal business which has spoilt our youths.

Obara revealed that after a meeting with the County and a national government on a way forward, they deliberated to end the illicit liquors in Kapsabet town and its environs by carrying out a massive raid to business premises.

He, however, urged the public to give any information to the police concerning the illegal brews, which might be helpful in tackling the menace.