Sub-chief in Nyamira beats husband, wife for selling illicit brew
The coupleÂ areÂ said to be reckless parents who hide in illicit liquor brewing dens
Assistant chief of Nyakeore village in Nyamira county descended on a man and his wife for selling and brewing illicit liquor.
In a video on Facebook, two men take rounds beating up the couple.
The couple is said to be reckless parents who hide in illicit liquor brewing dens.Â
CHIEFS ACT TO DISCIPLINE DRUNKARDS, IDLERS:
Earlier this year, Uasin GishuÂ governorÂ JacksonÂ Mandago asked the government to bring back the Chiefs Act to give local administrators powers to discipline lawbreakers.
The county chief said the Act will empower chiefs to fight alcoholism and discipline idlers.
"It is disturbing that there are many idle youths yet they have been given chances to study for free in technical colleges," he said.
The governor said this during the graduation of 1,200 reformed brewers held at Iten Grounds, Elgeyo Marakwet county.
The Chiefs Act was created by the colonial government in the 1920s to give the local government administrative powers. It was effected on March 24, 1937.Â
The Act empowered chiefs to arrest, compel attendance before the courts, fine suspects and maintain cells or other places of confinement.
The punishment for disobeying a chief included fines, month-long jail sentences or community service.
The Act also empowered Chiefs to regulate land uses and executeÂ compulsory labour.Â
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