Police net 590 litres of chang’aa
Police in Njoro have waged war against illicit brew production in the area and its environs. They have netted 590 litres of the outlawed chang'aa within the township in the last four days. Area police boss Peter Njeru said the raids will continue in homes suspected to be brewing the illicit drinks. “We are spreading to Likia, MauNarok, Biaffe, Ndeffo, Mauche and NgwashitiLari. Anybody who will be found brewing or selling the illicit liquor will fall into the arms of the law,” Njeru warned.
The Alcoholic Drinks Control Act outlaws the production of chang'aa or busaa unless licensed by the relevant authories. Two people, a man and a woman, have so far been arrested. The two are said to be famous chang'aa dealers in the town. “There are people still manufacturibng the illicit brews like chang'aa and busaa.Most of them these days make them in the hidden places like in bushes and transport them in concealed packages,” said Njeru. The police boss warned the residents against potecting the illegal brewers.