Waititu bans sale of this item in Kiambu County

The directive comes a day after Matiang'i ordered closure of bars in Kiambu.

Dr Matiang’i on Wednesday said the sale and consumption of illicit alcohol has led to loss of lives, prompting the decision.

Mr Waititu said easier access of the cylindrical containers has frustrated the war on the toxic drinks as they are used for brewing second generation brews.

The governor said more than 3,000 addicts from different parts of the county were undergoing rehabilitation adding that more than 1,000 youths have been reformed in the programme which he started some months ago in Makwa, Gatundu North constituency.

Opposition

However, Kiambu Jua Kali sector chairman Mwangi Kaluu dismissed the order saying it is not justified. He said the sector has employed more than 100,000 people and wondered where they will go should the ban be implemented.

"I have l inspected most Jua Kali premises today and I can confirm that our Jua Kali people do not sell drums to chang’aa manufacturers,” he said.

He urged the governor to stop making roadside declarations in the fight against the illicit brew and embrace dialogue.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Kenya asks World Bank for Sh92 billion loan

Kenya asks World Bank for Sh92 billion loan

Why Murgor sisters withdrew charges against Ndichu brothers

Why Murgor sisters withdrew charges against Ndichu brothers

Ruto's Cabinet donates Sh17 million to National Drought Mitigation Appeal Fund

Ruto's Cabinet donates Sh17 million to National Drought Mitigation Appeal Fund

Ex-IEBC CEO sentenced to 4 years in jail for Sh1.3B irregular tender award

Ex-IEBC CEO sentenced to 4 years in jail for Sh1.3B irregular tender award

3 arrested in connection with shooting of senior chief

3 arrested in connection with shooting of senior chief

Sifuna declares admiration for his celeb crush & gets unexpected response [Video]

Sifuna declares admiration for his celeb crush & gets unexpected response [Video]

Security breach forces Police IG to miss Ruto event

Security breach forces Police IG to miss Ruto event

Unicaf & the University of Suffolk announce 3 new British Bachelor’s Degree programmes

Unicaf & the University of Suffolk announce 3 new British Bachelor’s Degree programmes

Luo Council of Elders chair appeals to Raila over planned protests

Luo Council of Elders chair appeals to Raila over planned protests