Nyanza regional commissioner (RC) Moffat Kangi has instructed national government administration officials not to relent in the war against contraband liquor.
Kangi said since the launch of the crackdown under a multi-agency Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) approach three months ago, there has been a significant reduction in the sale and consumption of the illicit brews in Nyanza region.
The RC made the remarks Tuesday after holding a regional security meeting and destroying several liters of counterfeit liquor nabbed by his security officers in Kisumu town.
He said the heightened multi-agency approach has seen several arrests of perpetrators and several cartons of the contraband liquor impounded and burnt.
Under the multi-agency approach, we have made huge strides a number of arrests made and consignments of counterfeit liquor impounded, he added.
Kangi said a team comprising security, public health, National Authority Against Drug Abuse (NACADA), and the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KeBS), Anti Counterfeit Authority officers has been mandated to conduct swoops to weed out illicit substances.
The RC directed chiefs and their assistants to join hands with the police in reloaded efforts aimed at tackling the vice of vice.
The infiltration of unlicensed alcohol that are packaged in sachets and other plastic containers and that are smuggled from the neighboring countries are among the targeted illicit alcohol that they intend to eradicate.
There has been a nationwide crackdown of illicit brews following a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta, who recently called on security agencies to step-up the war on the menace.
Source: Kenya News Agency