WAR ON ILLICIT BREW

Police impound over 3,000 beer bottles, arrest woman in Embu

She was washing them in the bush

In Summary

• The police officers said they suspected the bottles and cans were to be used to package illicit alcohol.

• Embu East deputy subcounty police commander Monica Mworania said they arrested the woman is helping them with the investigations.

Embu East subcounty commissioner George Omollo addresses the media at Runyenjes police station in Embu East on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
Embu East subcounty commissioner George Omollo addresses the media at Runyenjes police station in Embu East on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
Image: BENJAMIN NYAGAH

Police in Runyenjes, Embu, on Wednesday arrested a woman and seized 3,000 bottles and cans she was found cleaning in the bush.

The police officers, who were in the company of Kenya Revenue Authority and county government officials, said they suspected the bottles and cans were to be used to package illicit alcohol.

 The officers were conducting a crackdown on drugs and illicit brew in the region.

Embu East deputy subcounty police commander Monica Mworania said they arrested the woman is helping them with the investigations.

Embu East deputy county commissioner George Omollo warned that the government will continue to arrest and prosecute those involved in the illegal brew business. He spoke at Runyenjes police station.

“I insist that the fight against these illegal products will continue in Embu East and the whole of Embu. We have to ensure we protect Kenyans from consuming unauthorised products from conmen,” he said.

He praised members of the public who have been informing police of illegal activities in the area.

Embu East Sub County Commissioner George Omollo and other officers at Runyenjes Embu East in Embu on Wednesday September 22,2021.
Embu East Sub County Commissioner George Omollo and other officers at Runyenjes Embu East in Embu on Wednesday September 22,2021.
Image: BENJAMIN NYAGAH

Omollo said the government will not spare anyone, irrespective of their position or status in the fight against illicit products.

During the launch of the crackdown on drugs and illicit brew, Eastern regional commissioner Isaiah Nakoru said the drive was aimed at eradicating illegal products being sneaked into the region.

Edited by A.N