New stringent laws on combating illicit brew to be introduced in Parliament in April

New stringent laws to combat illicit alcohol, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances will be submitted to Parliament next month.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof Kithure Kindiki says this is to firm up the existing legal and policy framework.

Kindiki was speaking in Homabay County on Monday March 25, 2024.

The CS revealed that Nationally, 14 distilleries manufacturing toxic killer brews have been closed and their production infrastructure destroyed.

In addition, 12,750 premises which were operating across the 47 Counties without licenses and 6,500 others which were licensed contrary to National Law on proximity to learning institutions have been shut.

He lauded the Homabay County security team for well done work in the war against illicit brew.

“The Homabay County Security and Intelligence Committee (CSIC) has done a commendable job in the fight against illicit alcohol, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances contributing significantly to the National efforts,” stated the CS.

According to Kindiki, the patrols by the Coast Guard within Lake Victoria have led to increased security of local fisherfolk.

The CS while on the visit, held a County Security review meeting with the Homabay CSIC at Homabay Town.

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