, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 16 – Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has urged county administrators to remain vigilant in the war against illicit brews.
He says the momentum that was built earlier in the year following a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta should not be lost especially during the festive season.
“There was a campaign against illicit liquor which some people think we have probably slackened; we will not,” he cautioned.
“Illicit liquor remains illicit. Anybody thinking that they can open their small company is making a big mistake – we will come for those kind of individuals. They must know that they are doing a great disservice to the people of this country.”
He also cautioned the county administrators against colluding with those who manufacture illicit brews saying already there were immense gains in the fight against illicit brews.
“Anybody condoning illicit liquor in the respective area of jurisdiction is doing it at the peril of their jobs,” he said. “We do not condone anybody looking the other way for anybody to make poisonous substances. That’s not liquor, it’s poison.”
He noted that police were aware that some people want to re-introduce the business of illicit brews that claimed tens of lives.
The Inspector General spoke on Wednesday afternoon when he commissioned the rehabilitation of Kiambu Police Station.
Within Nairobi County, a number of police stations have since been rehabilitated.