Police seize 3,000 litres of illicit brew in Nakuru

Police in Nakuru have nabbed more than 3,000 litres of illicit brew hidden in shallow pits at residential premises of a notorious brewer said to be on the run.

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In the early Saturday morning sting operation at Pangani estate in Nakuru town members of the public led police to a vegetable plantation where they found and destroyed the illicit substance.

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For another time, the owner of the premises who said to be the brewer managed to slip through the police net but police are looking for him.

Speaking to the media after the raid, Nakuru East Assistant County Commissioner Patrick Omuse said the suspect who has a string of pending cases in court will be charged accordingly upon arrest.

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The County Commissioner said police in the area have stepped up crackdowns against brewing dens amid public outrage in recent weeks over the reemergence of illicit brews.

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The discontent from members of the public stems from reports of spiraling insecurity in the area now largely blamed on unrestrained brewing and consumption of illicit brews.

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Omuse said brewers have changed tact and are becoming smarter but security agencies and members of the public with a common good have forged a coalition against illegal brewery, distribution and consumption of the brews in a bid to curb lawlessness in the area and foster development.


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