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Commissioner intensify War On Illicit Brews

Commissioner intensify War On Illicit Brews


Saturday, April 13, 2024

KNA By Samuel Waititu

Eastern Regional Commissioner Paul Rotich has rallied residents to support the ongoing war on illicit brews to rid the Region of the menace.

Speaking from his office in Embu on Friday, the RC said concerted efforts and goodwill from security agencies, leaders and the community was needed for the fight to bear the expected results.

“Cooperation from all relevant stakeholders to curb continued use of illicit brews is of utmost importance for us to sustain and win this war,” he said.

He said the dangers of the substance cannot be overemphasized as it had caused many societal problems, robbing victims of a bright future while leaving others dead or with lifelong health complications.

The RC said for the past one month since the campaign commenced, they had made tremendous progress with many outlets having been closed and suspects arraigned in court.

He said due to unavailability of the brews, majority of the drinkers had quit the habit and started channeling their time and energies toward activities of self-improvement.

“We have seen a big change since we started this war. We have seen many of those hooked to the social vices going back to work, attending churches and even public barazas,” he said.

He appealed to security officers not to let the guard down in this fight to safeguard the gains achieved so far.

“The biggest challenge for us now is to sustain this war and I call up our security organs not to get tired or relax,” he appealed while also calling on the members of the public to keep sharing crucial information with them with regard to manufacturers and sellers.

On flooding, the Commissioner reported that with the exception of North-Horr Constituency where hundreds had been displaced, the situation was okay in other areas.He said the situation in the affected constituency was under control, adding that they were on the lookout and mitigation measures had been put in place should there be a similar occurrence elsewhere.

Courtesy; KNA

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