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State gives Taita Taveta chiefs 74 motorcycles

By Renson Mnyamwezi | July 8th 2016

The national government has distributed 74 motorcycles to chiefs and their assistants. This is meant to boost the fight against illicit brews and drugs abuse in the county.

Taita Taveta County Commissioner Josephine Onunga said there was widespread sale and consumption of illicit brews and drugs despite the Government's efforts to facilitate the administrators to stem the vices.

"We have to be in a county where the law is obeyed. The county needs to be free from alcoholism to attract investors both local and international," said Ms Onunga yesterday.

The commissioner warned administrators abetting the sale of illicit brews and drugs, saying their days were numbered.

"The administrators should not have any excuse in the fight against crime now. The Government has given them motorbikes and enough resources  to enhance their performance," she said.

Onunga said illicit liquor and drugs were responsible for the rising cases of defilement, rape, incest and breakdown in marriages.

The commissioner had convened a meeting with administrators so that they can air their grievances.

"I have called the meeting to understand exactly what is happening on the ground and the challenges the administrators are facing," Onunga told the press after the meeting.

She as accompanied by Mwatate Deputy County Commissioner Shufaa Mwijuma and her Taveta and Voi counterparts Henry Wafula and Joseph Lewa.


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