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MP plots to shoot down ‘Mututho Laws’ amendment

BUSIA
By | July 18th 2011

By JAMES MUNYEKI

Ol Kalou MP Erastus Mureithi has said he will oppose a Motion to be tabled in Parliament agitating for the amendment of the Alcoholic Drinks Control Act, 2010 to extend drinking hours.

The Motion is being prepared by Mount Elgon MP Fred Kapondi, who argues that the set six drinking hours per day are too few, thus adversely affecting hotel businesses.

"These hours ought to have been less than four if we are committed to liberate our youth from the yoke of addiction and promote a working nation," he said. Mureithi vowed to lobby other Members of Parliament to shoot down the Motion, saying the law needs to be stiffened.

The legislator was speaking at Subego Secondary School during a prize-giving day at the weekend where he commissioned two learning blocks constructed with the aid of the Constituency Development Fund.

Observing that the constituency has more bars than schools, the MP said the District Liquor Licensing Board will sit on July 27 to evaluate the bars to be issued with licenses.

"We have 69 bars against 45 schools and we want to ensure that the number is reduced," he asserted.

Area DO 1 Abdi Mohamed, who was present and also sits in the board, supported the MP’s sentiments.

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