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Gachagua orders national administrators to deal with illicit brew menace » Capital News

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NAIROBI, Kenya Jan 21- The government is tightening the fight against illicit brews and drugs amid growing concerns that more youths are getting trapped in addition.
 
This comes after Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said he had received complaints from across the country, where residents have demanded stern action against those peddling the prohibited brews.

“People are complaining about illicit brew and bhang. Kindly help us fight these drinks. We will be issuing a policy directive on what will happen but, in the meantime, crack down on illicit brew and drugs,” he said.

Gachagua said more youths were getting exposed to illegal substances cautioning against laxity in efforts to get rid of them.

The Deputy President has also asked governors to work with other actors in establishing or strengthening policies against illicit liquor as well as regulating the businesses in this sector.

Gachagua said younger people were getting exposed to alcoholism owing to the uncontrolled mushrooming of drinking spots across the country.

“Although governors across the country are allowed to source for revenues through taxes, we are also concerned that licenses are issued to bars and restaurants, which allow them to operate 24/7. This means the youth can engage in alcohol consumption without stopping. I urged the governors to limit the issuance of licenses so that only a few outlets only operate,” the Deputy President said in Ruiru, Kiambu County.

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