As the crackdown of nabbing Illicit Brew Brewers intensifies, over 1.7 million litres of illicit brew has ben seized across the country.
The operation, which begun in February under the directive of Interior CS Kithure Kindiki and National Government Administrative Officers, which has resulted in the confiscation of hard drugs worth millions of shillings.
The Principal Secretary for Internal Security and National Administration Dr. Raymond Omollo announced that the operation will be intensified following promising results.
“We must disrupt the trade to stand any chance of breaking the chain of harm that is flowing from the production to the consumption of these deadly drinks, the PS announced.
The team responsible for the operation has been instructed to target the producers, distributors and sellers of the harmful substances.
According to the report, Kangara, a type of brew, is the most frequently seized substance, with over 1.6 million litres confiscated since January , Changa’aa and Busaa , two of the most popular drinks have also been targeted, with 330,824 and 112,915 liters seized.
Additionally, the crackdown has led to the seizure of over300,000 rolls, stones, and stems of cannabis , with the bulk form of the drug also being discovered in large quantities majorly from Central, Eastern and Rift alley regions.
The PS has emphasized that the figures illustrate the severity of the problem in Kenya and the need to tackle it.
He has said that the government will fight the trade from its source while having other strategic methods to stop substance abuse.