NACADA to carry out fresh tests on over 3,000 brands

The National Authority for the Campaign Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse (NACADA) now says it will carry out fresh tests on more than 3,300 brands of alcohol in the country.

According to NACADA chairman, John Mututho, the authority had embarked on testing the brews with more factors put into consideration.

Mututho also issued an alert for 4,000 missing licenses, noting that some unscrupulous traders were selling them to bar owners and brewers across the country.

He said those using the missing licenses would be charged with theft and operating illegally if found.

Mututho was speaking in Engineer town in Kinangop where he defended chiefs against allegations that they were condoning the sale of illicit brews, saying NACADA was closely working with them.

During the function, Gathara MCA Daniel Kibebo, said Nyandarua County had already enacted stiff alcohol laws and harsh penalties for brewers selling lethal drinks.

Elsewhere, 14 petroleum outlets are set to lose their licenses as well as pay heavy penalties after they were found to be selling adulterated fuel or products meant for the export market.

The Energy Regulatory Commission says during the months of May and June this year it carried out a total of 2,251 tests in 401 petrol stations and that 97 percent of the stations tested were complaint.

It says 17 tests from 14 stations were non-compliant because they were found to be selling adulterated or petrol products intended for export.

Petrol stations were closed in Nairobi, Nyandarua, Kiambu, Kajiado and Bungoma counties.

ERC has vowed to continue with its surveillance noting that outlets found to be in contravention of the law would be dealt with accordingly.

1 Comment

  1. CAROLYNE NJUGUNA
    August 20, 2014

    How can one book an appointment to see Mr.Mututho.We as a company have come up with a solution we find it good to fight entry of counterfeits in the market.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks in advance.