- According to him, several chief barazas monitored by the subcounty security team have been organised recently to sensitise residents.
- From the meeting with their Kakamega counterparts, the DCC revealed that all key players will help safeguard residents from illicit brew.
Nandi Central subcounty security committee, has agreed to work closely with other relevant stakeholders to contain heavy chang’aa consumption, especially in Kiptuya and Kapsabet towns.
Nandi Central deputy county commissioner Obed Mose, who is the chair of the committee has revealed that there was a syndicate of chang’aa distributors from neighboring Kakamega East, who sell the outlawed brew to the residents at the border of Nandi and Kakamega counties.
According to him, several chief barazas monitored by the subcounty security team have been organised recently to sensitise residents on the dangers of consuming illicit brew.
The DCC while speaking to KNA, Tuesday afternoon, said his security team has initiated several strategies to discourage Kiptuya residents from consuming illegal brew.
“Even today we had a meeting with our counterparts from Kakamega East at Kiptuya centre and we have agreed on how we can work together to reign in illegal liquor within the borders,” Mose said.
He insisted that their regular meetings with residents through public barazas and frequent strict surveillance from security agencies will continue to be used to regulate outlawed brew.
“We continue talking to the locals on dangers of drinking local brew through barazas and also do frequent police raids in brewing or drinking dens,” he added.
Mose warned that motorists that smuggle chang’aa into Kiptuya and Kapsabet town will be arrested and face the law.
From the meeting with their Kakamega counterparts, the DCC revealed that all key players will help safeguard residents from illicit brew.
“We are not leaving anyone behind in this war, every well-wisher is invited to help us with information leading to control of illicit brew in our region,” he said.
Mose pleaded with local leaders to continue empowering and enlightening residents on alternative ways of generating income while discouraging continued consumption of illicit brew.