Administration police officers have nabbed close to 250 litres of illicit liquor and 5 kilograms of bhang in Likuyani location of Kakamega County, according to a local administrator.
Confirming the incident to the press, area Chief Mr. Charles Jahonga Banda, said the officers raided Mr. Moses Shivachi’s homestead in Chepkoilel village where they impounded the illicit brew and drug on Thursday afternoon.
“The officers were tipped by concerned residents,” disclosed Banda who led the operation, which saw 200 litres of Kangara and 50 litres of chang’aa impounded in addition to the 5 kilograms of bhang.
The suspect was taken to Matunda police station and was set to appear before court in Eldoret on Friday morning. According to the local administrator, until his arrest on Thursday,
the suspect, famed for his involvement in illicit activities, has been avoiding police dragnets for a long time.
“But I am now delighted we have eventually nabbed him,” added Banda. However, the chief regretted what he termed as ballooning number of youth who are wasting most of their time and energy on illicit liquor dens and drug hideouts in the area.
“But I want to assure members of public and warn brewers and consumers of illicit liquor that security agencies in Likuyani sub-county will not relent their efforts in the war against the vice,” said the chief who blamed the same for other criminal activities, especially theft.
Banda used the occasion to advise the locals to exploit financial opportunities provided by both the national and county governments and engage in lawful and gainful small entrepreneurial activities in order to boost sources of livelihoods.
“Apart from the national government’s Uwezo Fund and Women Enterprise Fund
programmes, the county government of Kakamega has also introduced Mikopo Mashinani where locals are allowed to borrow money affordable interest rates,” observed Banda.