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UASIN GISHU

County government declares war on illegal liquor

Elvanis Ronoh
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Uasin Gishu Alcoholic Drinks and Control Board Director Silas Boit addressing the press in Eldoret town on Thursday, December 7, 2017. [Photo: Elvanis Ronoh].

Uasin Gishu Alcoholic Drinks and Control Board Director Silas Boit has declared war on bars, individuals and wines and spirit selling illegal liquor.

He said in the last two weeks they have arrested 50 people in possession of Busaa, Changaa, and other illegal alcohols in packaged in sachets.

“The 50 were taken to court and were charged a fine of sh 300,000 for both of them. We had relaxed a beat due to hot heated campaigns but we are back and anyone who will be found selling or consuming illegal alcohol especially during this festive season will face the full force of the law,” he said in Eldoret town, Thursday.

“We want to have a free alcohol county that is a working and not drinking county. We want to save the future by protecting them against consuming illegal alcohol,” he added.

He, however, revealed that before any pub or bar is given a license they will have to undergo public participation.

“Locals are the one who will decide where bar or pub A will be given a license or not since they are the ones who know the place and thereafter put on notice board those which are allowed to operate,” noted Boit.

He also called upon the residents to help them by reporting anyone they suspect selling illegal alcohol and promised to take stern actions against them.

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