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Police unearth illegal trade and criminal gangs

By Peterson Githaiga | Jul 14th 2015 | 1 min read
The ongoing crackdown on illicit brews has unearthed other criminal activities and illegal businesses in the county.

The ongoing crackdown on illicit brews has unearthed other criminal activities and illegal businesses in the county.

Officers in Kitengela have unearthed illegal drug peddlers, idlers and organised criminal gangs.

Isinya Deputy County Commissioner David Kipkemei said the raids on illicit brew have reduced crime incidences, as security agencies have contained other criminal activities while on operation.

Speaking to The Standard after a day-long operation where over 6,000 litres of second generation liquor and 2,000 litres of illicit brews were impounded, Mr Kipkemei said at least 300 suspects were arrested over other crimes.

He said most of the suspects were peddling bhang and operating unlicensed businesses.

"We have extended our operations on illicit liquor to weekends, and we are up to the task of sealing all loopholes related to crime," he said adding: "The crackdown has helped us unearth more crimes and criminal gangs, and so far, we have been able to arrest over 300 other suspects. This is a big boost to security and we will not compromise on the ongoing crackdown."

The administrator said since the crackdown began, no single criminal incidence has been reported at the populous Kitengela town.

He added that the common groupings by idlers and revellers, associated with crime incidences, have declined.

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