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Authorities in Vihiga County intensify crackdown on illicit brews

National government administration officers in Vihiga County have launched an operation targeting illicit brews in the wake of concern over increased uptake of third generation brews in the region.

County Commissioner Felix Watakila says the government remains committed to eradicating the vice with law enforcement teams relentless in their pursuit of those perpetuating the dangerous trade.

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“We are not a drinking nation, and people cannot wake up and spend the entire day in chang’aa dens as if they have nothing to do.” he asserted,

Over 2,000 liters of chang’aa, 450 brooms of bhang, 110 rolls of bhang, and 10 kilos of bhang seeds have been recovered during the ongoing operation while 10 cartons of contraband cigarettes have also been destroyed.

The government will unveil a comprehensive strategy involving multi-agency and multi-stakeholder collaboration aiming to address the menace and prevent the proliferation of illicit substances.

By Gene Gituku and Caleb Mukabi
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