Matiang’i’s crack on illicit brew in Kericho county

Jan, 12th 2020 – Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has announced a reorganization of security teams in Kericho county, in the war on illicit brew. He said the move follows the rise in the production, sale, and consumption of illicit brew in the area.

Bureti is among the sub-counties most affected by the illicit brew menace, however other trouble areas are Kericho East and West, Sigowet, East  West and Kipkelion.

He said, “From today, you should raid all the dens and arrest all those behind these businesses. These are the joints that have been harboring criminals and frustrating government efforts to fight the spread of Covid-19.”

The CS also urged resident to work closely with security agents by reporting those behind the businesses. He said, “Help security agents by reporting suspected aliens and those who collude with them in the illegal business.”

Matiang'i reshuffles Kericho security teams in war on illicit brew

He also noted that some officers are colluding with the illicit brewers and has warned that serious disciplinary action. He said, “Effective tomorrow, we will begin an operation to clean up areas of this county where consumption of illicit alcohol is high.”

In matters education, the CS said that the government expects all learners, including expectant school girls to resume school for in-person learning.

Matiang’i said, “We are working with Education officials across the country to ensure no child stays out of school for whatever reason.”

Speaking while assessing the progress of in-person learning in schools in the county, Matiang’i said about 91 school girls are expectant.

He however said, the county has done well in ensuring that learners resume school. He revealed that most learners have reported back to school and thanked Kericho governor Paul Chepkwony’s administration for working with other stakeholders to ensure that all children are back in school.

Matiang’i said, “And we have agreed. the government policy is that we should get our children back to school, all of them including those are expecting. Pregnancy is not a disease as our minister for Education professor Magoha says. Let us now focus on now focus on how we support the governor and his wonderful team and the wonderful people who were elected to lead this county and the other colleagues in the county to support the children and ensure that they are back in school.”

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