Reuben Kinyanjui, a Nyumba Kumi Chairman at Mwatu village, Elburgon, Nakuru County is in fear after an arson attempt on his house on Monday.

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The incident happened when Kinyanjui was on his way out to answer a call of nature. He said that after opening his door, he found his sitting room on fire forcing him to alarm the neighbours for help.

While revying the incident via the CCTV cameras installed at the neighbour's shop, the attackers were seen standing at Kinyanjui's gate for a while before gaining entry to the compound where they poured petrol around the house and lit a match.  

He feels that the incident occurred, as a result, of his relentless effort in fighting illicit brew in the area.

“Illicit brew has caused them more harm than good, there is a need to create a sober society that will contribute greatly to the economy,” he noted

His mother, Jane Wangui condemned the incident warning illicit brewers to explore another alternative in getting money than to sustain their families other than selling the illegal brew.

She also thanked the neighbours for their well-timed response to the distress call.  

Area Assistant Chief, Stephen Mwangi also condemned the incident saying that they are investigating the incident.

He also said that they are organising a series of baraza's starting on Wednesday together with area Assistant County Commissioner, Mary Mwikwabe to educate people on how to deal with the illicit brew.