Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has warned cartels brewing and manufacturing substandard alcohol to cease the illegal business immediately of face the full force of the law.
Kindiki said cartels behind the killer brews have no difference with the terrorist groups saying the liquor has led to many deaths especially in Mt.Kenya region.
Kindiki ordered chiefs and their assistants to be at the forefront of fighting illegal brews at the local level.
"Government agencies must now act on this once and for all. We will not allow our children to die just because some people just want to do business. It is now time we sort this mess once and for all" he said.
The CS spoke at Miharati trading center in Nyahururu county after officially opening Kipipiri Deputy County Commissioners office.
He also announced the establishment of a rewarding and punishment program for the administrators.
This he said was meant to improve on their morale as well as punishing those who do not perform.
"We will reward those who perform in their duties . Those whose areas will see rising cases of drug abuse and normal crime will also not be spared" said Kindiki.
On his part,Nyandarua County Woman Member of Parliament, MP Faith Gitau hailed the initiative saying it would save the lives of many youths.
She decried failure by the government to facilitate administrators saying this was helping increase crime.
"We have many police posts in this county but the problem is that they do not have vehicles. To end cases of insecurity in this region, they should be facilitated well," she noted.
Gitau raised alarm over the effects of climate change with 90% of Lake Olbolosat drying leading to conflict between Ol joro orok and Ndaragwa residents with illegal herders.
CS Kindiki assured that a multi agency team will start expelling the illegal herders from neighbouring counties in order to give way for the concerned Ministries to save Olbolosat which is the only lake in Mt. Kenya.