JEBEL KEG

One dead, another survives deadly drink in Ngong

They were celebrating the re-opening of a local pub

In Summary
  • Out of the people 20 people who drank the beer, only two were taken to hospital
  • Police and chiefs are tracking the rest to establish their condition as search for bar owner intensifies
Alcoholic drinks
MAKING MERRY: Alcoholic drinks
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A man died while one other survived after they took a deadly drink in Ngong, Kajiado, on Thursday night.

Residents of Kahara market, some 4km from Ngong town, woke up to the sad news that Irungu Muthoni, 50, had died at Ngong subcounty hospital.

Muthoni was rushed to the hospital after he started vomiting blood and urinating on himself while partying with other merrymakers at a local pub.

The owner of the pub, Peter Karungu who is at large, is said to have invited his former customers to a drink of Jebel Keg he kept in his bar which was closed four years ago.

Karungu re-opened the pub and invited his former customers for a free drink to celebrate.

Police said more than 20 people are suspected to have taken the drink believed to have expired.

Police said Joseph ole Sapit, 30, who consumed the drink was taken to the same hospital after he started vomiting.

Sapit was released on Friday morning and was assisting police in tracking others who took the drink.

Police and chiefs were said to be combing the area near the bar to establish find anyone who took the deadly drink. 

“In fact, we are with Sapit here. He is still drowsy but saying the drink wasn’t bad. The police are with him,” Henry Kinuthia told the Star.

Subcounty police commander Joseph Mwika confirmed the incident.