Chiefs interdicted for failure to crackdown on illicit brews

As war on illicit brews entered the third month in Central Kenya region, a total of 20 Chiefs and their Assistants have been interdicted in Nyeri and Kirinyaga Counties for failing to crackdown the vice.

The Central Regional Commissioner (RC), Wilson Njega said 17 such administrators interdicted were from Nyeri County while three others interdicted on Sunday were from Kirinyaga County.

He said the Assistant Chief for Ngomongo Sub-location, his Kaitheri counterpart and both in Kirinyaga Central Sub-county and the Chief for Riathai Location in Kirinyaga East sub-county were interdicted yesterday.

Speaking at Kaitheri village after destroying several betting machines, 2000 litres of illicit liquor and several rolls of bhang, Njega warned that many other administrators who fail to eradicate the menace from their areas will face the same fate.

We will not relent until this social menace which has caused many families to live in problems and caused deaths on our roads is eradicated from the midst of our people, he vowed.

He said last week’s road accident near the village which claimed five lives and left four other people seriously injured was caused by a driver who was drank at the time .

That driver had consumed a lot of alcohol which made him, lose control of his vehicle and collided head on with an oncoming bus after he left his lane, according to postmortem report and this must be stopped, Njega said.

At the same time, police have arrested a man suspected to have stabbed to death a home care giver at Riandira village Mwea West Sub-County last Saturday allegedly after he was denied a meal.

The suspect who has been on the run since committing the alleged murder was identified by area residents as Simon Gitu, 45, on being spotted at Rukanga shopping Centre yesterday morning.

Area OCPD, Joseph Mutinda said an informer spotted the suspect who was loitering at the centre at about 10am and alerted the police.

He was said to have stabbed Rehema Auma 58 several times on the chest after she declined to serve him lunch and is set to be arraigned in court after investigations are complete.

Source: Kenya News Agency