Police in Eldoret have netted 464 litres of different illegal liquor brands at Mangula in Eldoret town.

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 According to Uasin Gishu County Police Commander Johnston Ipara,  the illegal alcohol was impounded after his officers received a tip-off from members of the public.

"Following a tip-off from the public pit officers on Monday managed to net 280 litres of Chang'aa, 80 litres of ethanol, 36 bottles of club alcohol, 24 bottles of enjoy alcohol and 44 bottles of matatu new alcohol brand," said the County commander.

Ipara who spoke to the press at the Eldoret Central police station on Monday said he will work round the clock to ensure that the intake and sale of illegal liquor is a thing of the past. 

"Those who were in possession of the illegal alcohol managed to escape but we have their names and soon they will be arrested and be charged in the court of law," added the County police boss.

 The County Commander further warned those involved in the sale of illegal liquor that their days are numbered since their business is illegal. 

He says the areas which are mostly affected by the sale and intake of illegal liquor include Munyaka, Langas, Huruma, Kamukunji among others.

He called on residents to act as their watchdog by reporting those selling illegal liquor and promised to take stern actions against them.

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