Nyandarua County Government has announced radical plans to shut down more than half of the bars in the county in a bid to fight the war on illicit brew.
The move is prompted by a re-emergence of sale and consumption of illicit brew that is negatively affecting the youth in the region.
Nyandarua County Governor Francis Kimemia announced the new drastic measures were to close up to 700 bars of the 1,200 currently operating.
The Governor says his administration will not renew the operating licenses of some of the bars known to be selling illicit brew and second generation brew.
Kimemia says as much as the move would lead to loss of revenues, it was worthwhile considering the negative impact the businesses pose to the youth and community.
Kimemia who was in the company of other county leaders in Magumu, Kinangop said his government was focused on turning around the county’s economy with 100 million shillings set aside for a potato processing plant.