Police in Narok North Sub County have seized and destroyed over 500 litres of illicit brew in London estate, Narok Town.
Led by Narok North Sub County Police Commandant Frederick Shiundu, the security team made impromptu raids to various illicit brew dens in the estate and netted hundreds of litres of illicit brew commonly known as Kangara used in making chang`aa and also seized 170 litres of chang`aa.
One woman was arrested in the impromptu raid while other brewers escaped.
“These brew has destroyed many families by killing their breadwinners, and those who survive are not able to carry on with their normal duties. This is why we should all join hands to eradicate the illicit brew,” Shiundu said
Shiundu appealed to the public to give information on any person dealing with illegal drugs in the county saying most people had turned to illegal dens after the county government closed all bars in the town to avert a possibility of Covid-19 infection.
“I thank the public for stepping up in assisting the police in the fight against illicit brew within the area and further ask them to provide relevant information that will facilitate the extinction of illicit brewing within the area,” he said.
The area Assistant County Commissioner Abduba Duba reiterated his department will not relent in the fight against illicit brew in the county.
He said police officers would continue carrying out impromptu crackdowns with an aim of arresting those involved and arraign them in court.
“Illicit brewing contributes to poverty and insecurity since our young and energetic men and women are lost in the drinking dens and the only thing they can do to get money is stealing,” he observed.
He lauded women for their fundamental role of exposing the brewers and their customers hence making it easy to trap the perpetrators.