Protests in Narok over toxic brew deaths

September 4, 2014 9:31 am
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Police officers move in to clear burning tyres set ablaze by demonstrators to barricade a road in a previous incident/XINHUA FILE
Police officers move in to clear burning tyres set ablaze by demonstrators to barricade a road in a previous incident/XINHUA FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya Sept 4 – At least six people have died after consuming toxic brew in Narok, sparking anger among residents who have blocked roads to protest the government’s failure to stem the vice.

The deaths occurred earlier on Thursday morning at Duka Moja area, near Ntulele.

Angry residents went ahead to block the main road from Mai Mahiu to Narok in protest over the deaths, saying the government was to blame for failing to arrest the perpetrators.

The protesters lit bonfires on the main road, causing a traffic snarl-up stretching over three kilometers on both sides of Duka Moja, inconveniencing road users, among them University of Nairobi students headed to Kilgoris to bury their colleague.

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