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Police in Baringo impound 4,000 litres of illicit brew

By Mercy Kahenda | August 1st 2016
Police and local administrators nab illicit brew at Gimose village in Mogotio Sub County. A suspect behind the illegal brew was apprehended. PHOTO: MERCY KAHENDA

Police raided illegal liquor brewing dens in Mogotio sub-county and impounded 4,000 litres of brew. In the crackdown led by Mogotio Sub-county Deputy Assistant County Commissioner Philip Nzungo the brew confiscated included 3,000 litres of kangara and 1,000 litres of chang’aa. Mr Nzungo said they got a tip-off from the public that the owner was repackaging chang’aa and selling to youths in the area. The brew was impounded in Kapkichui, Gimose and Simotiwe. The officers also recovered bottles of legally sold brew in the Kenyan market that were being re-packed with chang’aa. He said the suspect, believed to be distributing the liquor in Mogotio town and its environs, was arrested and was being interrogated. Mr Nzungo said the main challenge in fighting illicit brew was that suspects are often released on very low fines.

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