Kiplabotwa location Chief, Stanley Towett has cautioned members of the public against consumption of illicit alcoholic beverages.
Towett said apart from the locally brewed chang’aa, other alcoholic beverages, packed in plastic containers have been seen in the area especially Mulot trading centre.
He said the partakers of the chang’aa as well as the second generation alcoholic spirits not only risk arrest and prosecution, but also put their health in line of danger.
The administrator, who was speaking at Olokyin in Bomet East Sub-County said the area’s prime population comprising the youth is threatened to oblivion by alcoholism.
The war against locally brewed chang’aa has been partly won, he said, but there were a few incorrigible individuals who always found crafty ways of dodging law enforcement personnel.
He however said the Government shall not relent anytime soon saying it was time the populace found alternative liquor or risk death caused by alcohol suspected to be laced with poisonous methanol.
Towett told chang’aa brewers to find other ways of earning a living instead of always lamenting of lack of jobs as a scapegoat to continue the illegal business.
He said the Government shall soon launch a massive crackdown on second generation alcoholic godowns as well as chang’aa dens to rid the area of the illegal drinks to pave way for development.
Source: Kenya News Agency