Mbugua Accused of Laxity in Liquor Swoop

The Nakuru government has been accused of doing little to curb the sale of illicit liquor. Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria said neither Governor Kinuthia Mbugua nor his staff have taken part in any raid since the directive was issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta two weeks ago.

On Monday, Gikaria led the public in destroying more than 30,000 litres of second-generation liquor in Nakuru’s CBD. He said Mbugua should have heeded the President’s call. But county environment director Muriithi Kiogora accused the MP of dumping the liquor in the middle of the town.

“Fighting illicit brew is a right course but disposing of it in a manner compromising the healthy state of our environment is wrong,” Kiogora said. Gikaria said disposing the liquor in the middle of the town was a ‘wake up call’ to the county government to heed Uhuru’s call on eradicating illicit brews. He said he does not regret destroying the liqour and interrupting traffic.