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DCC,local chiefs interdicted over killer Hodihodi illicit brew in Nakuru

The eight include Bahati North Deputy County Commissioner Geofrey Mayama,Assistant County Commissioner Kiamaina Mr.Isaac Ooko,area Sub county Police Commander Bernanard Wamugunda,Kiuguini  OCS Solomon Wamae, Nakuru North Sub county CIPU Robert Koima.

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Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Riftvalley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has announced the interdiction of 9 administrators following a killer illicit brew in Kabatini,Nakuru North that claimed 10 lives.

The nine include Bahati North Deputy County Commissioner Geofrey Mayama,Assistant County Commissioner Kiamaina Mr.Isaac Ooko,area Sub county Police Commander Bernanard Wamugunda,Kiuguini  OCS Solomon Wamae, Nakuru North Sub county CIPU Robert Koima.

Others are Kabatini Chief John Thuo,his Thayu counterpart Paul Gikungu, Assistant Chiefs John Mbugua(Kabatini),and Paul Gathathai(Thayu).

Addressing the media in Nakuru on Monday morning, Natembeya stated that the 9 administrators have 21 days to show cause why they should not be dismissed.

He added that new officers will be deployed in the area soon,but on acting capacity as the due procedure is followed.

“The 9 officers have 21 days to show cause why they should not be dismissed. As A government we do not tolerate officers who sleep on their job while Kenyans are suffering” said Natembeya.

Natembeya also used the moment to sound a stern warning to police officers in the area who have been receiving bribes to allow illicit brew businesses.

According to him, any officer who is found culpable will be dealt with, adding that there will be no transfers but full dismissal to avert such problems being transferred to other areas.

“We will not transfer problems from one area to another,we shall interdict” he said.

The RC who was accompanied by a top security team led by Regional Police Commander Fredrick Ochieng’ and Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus also put on notice County Security teams in Rift Valley Region.

While pointing out Nakuru,Bomet, Kericho,Nandi,Kajiado,Samburu,Trans Nzoia,Elgeyo Marakwet counties as the most notorious in illicit brew businesses, Natembeya tasked the officers to ensure no illicit brew in their areas of jurisdiction.

“No county commissioners will sit in office as people die of illicit brew.Those trading in illicit brew be warned” said.

The Regional Commissioner stated that already a Multi-agency team is in place to mount road blocks to avert methanol entry.

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DP Ruto:UDA is the national party to watch come 2022

Speaking during a Sunday service at St.Augustine Catholic Church in Bahati, Nakuru county,Ruto stated that UDA was formed after wrangles erupted in Jubilee party.

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Deputy President William Ruto greets Kabazi MCA Dr Peter Mbae after DP arrived for Sunday service at St Augustine Catholic Church in Bahati, Nakuru county.Onlooking is Host MP Kimani Ngunjiri.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Deputy President William Ruto has maintained that United Democratic Alliance Party(UDA) is the party to watch come 2022 general election.

Speaking during a Sunday service at St.Augustine Catholic Church in Bahati, Nakuru county,Ruto stated that UDA was formed after wrangles erupted in Jubilee party.

While noting that Jubilee party was started in Nakuru,the DP was categorical that afew individuals started messing up the party by chasing away key minds.

“We started Jubilee here in Nakuru and we had good agenda for the nation not until the likes of Murathe and Tuju started chasing away people and the agenda we had to transform this country hit snag and that is why we now have UDA so that we can go on with the agenda we had of transferring Kenya’s economy” he said.

According to the DP, already UDA has 150 MPs before even elections and that the MPs are from various parts of the country reflecting a national image.

He maintained that,UDA will ensure the initial agenda they had for this country is achieved.

“We had good development during our first term as Jubilee when there was unity.But when division began then we ended up with no fucus even on the Big 4 agenda instead we were told that BBI is the only good thing” he stated.

The DP who was accompanied by various MPs allied to UDA led by host Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika among others,urged Nakuru residents to rally behind UDA for transformed nation.

During the service,Ruto also made contribution towards construction of the church.

He urged religious leaders not to grow weary in serving humanity and God.

“Those who are against our service to humanity and God do not understand what the Bible says about giving.We will continue to help and work closely with religious leaders for a better Kenya” he said.

 

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All bars,Wines shops in Nakuru to face fresh licensing vetting-Kinyanjui

Speaking on Wednesday in Hodi Hodi Village of Kabatini in Bahati Sub County during the burial of 7 of the 10 people who died after consuming illicit brew, Kinyanjui said the County government will take strict measures.

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Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui addressing mourners during the burial of 10 people who died after consuming illicit brew in Hodi Hodi village, Kabatini.PHOTO/NGPU.

All licenses for wines and spirits, bars and liquor joints in Nakuru County will undergo fresh vetting, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has stated.

Speaking on Wednesday in Hodi Hodi Village of Kabatini in Bahati Sub County during the burial of 7 of the 10 people who died after consuming illicit brew, Kinyanjui said the County government will take strict measures.

Kinyanjui said the move will help address the mushrooming of illicit brew businesses that led to the deaths in Kabatini.

“We say enough is enough to our youth and men dying from consuming poisonous brew. Nakuru County will not license merchants of death. We will from now hold public participation before issuing liquor licenses and those already issued will undergo fresh vetting” he said.

Kinyanjui also called on the National Government to step up and use intelligence to fight illicit brew.

He urged lawmakers in Parliament and Senate to push for tough laws to end illicit brew menace.

“They should consider passing laws to legalize traditional brew such as muratina that previously were taken during ceremonies” said Kinyanjui.

Area MP Kimani Ngunjiri faulted police officers pointing out that Kiugu-ini police station has been derailing the fight on illicit brew.

Sentiments echoed by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria who decried the continued illicit brew menace that eventually led to the death of the 10.

Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika said there was need for government to up the fight on illicit brew in the country.

She cited Kiambu and Murang’a Counties in Central Region as notorious brew dens.

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Natembeya issues stern warning to corrupt chiefs, officers over killer illicit brew in Kabatini

Natembeya also called on the county government of Nakuru to ensure no wines and spirits shop or bars are not licensed to operate near schools or hospitals.

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Rift valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya addressing locals at Hodihodi, Kabatini in Bahati Subcounty of Nakuru county.PHOTO/Isaac Manoti.

Rift valley Regional commissioner George Natembeya on Thursday sounded stern warning to local chiefs and police officers collaborating with illicit Brewers  in Hodihodi area of Kabatini, Bahati Subcounty of Nakuru county.

His sentiments come after 10 people perished after consuming illicit brew in the area.

Natembeya who spoke after holding a meeting with security team in the area was categorical that no government officer should tolerate illicit Brewers and that those doing so would face full wrath of the law.

“There is no way a Chief or police can protect illicit brewer.As a government we will not allow that” said Natembeya.

The RC called on locals to be vigilant and report any Chief or officer who is tolerating sell of illicit brew in the area for action to be taken.

He called on Assistant county commissioners,chiefs,police officers to worker in collaboration in wiping out illicit Brewers in the area.

Natembeya also called on the county government of Nakuru to ensure no wines and spirits shop or bars are not licensed to operate near schools or hospitals.

This even as two more people succumbed after consuming illicit brew on Tuesday in Bahati, Nakuru County, raising the death toll to 10.

Nakuru County Chief Officer of Medical Services Dr. Solomon Sirma confirmed that 16 more people were still being treated following the incident.

According to Dr. Sirma, 9 of them were taken to the Nakuru Level 5 Teaching and Referral Hospital for specialized treatment.

Police officers have now launched a crackdown against illicit liquor in Hodi Hodi and JC villages in Bahati where the incidences occurred.

Five people initially died after consuming the llicit brew on Tuesday, before Nakuru Health Chief Officer Dr. Dan Wainaina later  on Wednesday, confirmed that three more victims had succumbed while undergoing treatment.

And on Thursday,two more succumbed raising death toll to 10.

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