Crackdown against illicit brews to escalate in Mt Kenya

Written By: Emily Kay

Central Regional Commissioner Wilson Njega has warned chiefs in Kiambu County against abetting crimes by being in cohorts with manufacturers of illicit brews.

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He said that the fight against illicit brews must be consistent adding that the rapid response initiative will be permanent and a way of life for all commissioners, chiefs and their assistants.

Speaking at Mang’u village in Gatundu North a hub of illicit brews manufacturing, Central Regional Commissioner Wilson Njega urged chiefs to stop confining themselves to office duties as crimes continue to escalate in their jurisdictions.

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The commissioner launched an initiative for the public to volunteer information to police while announcing that police and local administrators will not be allowed to proceed on leave until outlawed substances are completely wiped out.

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The Regional Commissioner was accompanied by Gatundu North MP Wanjiku Kibe who revealed that she has set aside a kitty to fund alcoholic converts willing to enroll for technical courses in government institutions. Njega asked leaders to derive mechanisms of ensuring that alcoholic converts are transformed to nation builders.

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This even as Gatanga constituency in Muranga County hosted a talent show to nurture talents and fight alcoholism among youths in the area. Area Mp Hon Joseph Nduati Ngugi who was the chief guest, lauded the youths for turning up to participate in the competition saying he is mandated to tap and nurture their talents.

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