Police nab over 600 litres of ‘Chang’aa’ on transit from Bungoma to Eldoret

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The plastic cans containing the illicit brew

Police in Lugari managed to nab over 600 litres of illicit brew locally known as Chang’aa which was on
transit from Bungoma County destined for Eldoret in Uasin Gishu County.

According to the Lugari police boss Patrick Maundu the brew was nabbed on Wednesday afternoon by his officers who were at the Spring Park roadblock which was erected to ensure motorists along Eldoret–Webuye highway comply with the Covid-19 requirements.

He said the officers who had put spikes on the road intercepted a motor vehicle Reg No. KAQ 292Y Premio blue in color which was being driven suspiciously but when the driver was instructed to stop he declined and tried to turn and in the process hit a police land cruiser Reg. No GKA 619L which had been parked on the side of the road.

The driver together with his accomplice jumped out of the vehicle and ran into a nearby maize plantation leaving it on the road.

On checking the car, Maundu said the officers found 620 liters of Chang’aa which was packed in plastic containers. “The vehicle was carrying 31 plastic containers of 20 litres capacity each filled with the illicit brew,” said Maundu, adding that the occupants also left their phones in the vehicle.

He disclosed that the vehicle has been booked severally by traffic officers for flouting traffic rules and whenever it is stopped, the driver usually disobeys and speeds off.

The police boss seized the opportunity to warn those engaging in the illegal business in the area and along the highway that a serious crackdown was on and whoever will be found will face the full wrath of law.