11 people arrested, illicit brew seized in police crackdown in Samburu
SEE ALSO :War against counterfeits still onMs Rose Akiru said that: “I had been going against government’s directive against brewing to do this business because of my children, I have earned and educated my children from it, if it were not for my children, I couldn’t have engaged myself in this business but I have stopped and praying to God for an alternative source of income.” Ms Franciscah Elimlim, a resident, said that they don’t have any other way to generate income apart from brewing illicit alcohol as she complained of destruction of property during the raid. “If we stop this business what shall we eat, most of us have been educated by money raised from illicit brewing, these people should stop frustrating us damaging our drums because chang’aa has never killed anyone,” she said. Maralal location chief Selina Lemakara urged the locals to embrace alternative source of livelihood as the crackdown against illicit brew is aimed at reducing theft cases, school dropout among children, and marriage break ups.
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