Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has issued a directive for a thorough investigation into the illicit liquor incident in Kirinyaga that resulted in the tragic deaths of 13 people this week.
In an official statement, the Cabinet Secretary instructed relevant agencies to initiate investigations to bring those responsible to justice.
“Relevant agencies are directed to immediately initiate inquiries upon which appropriate administrative action will ensue on those found culpable,” he said on Friday.
Simultaneously, Kindiki has ordered the immediate removal and investigation of all security and national government administration officers found to be involved in the distribution of the illicit toxic brew in Kirinyaga.
The liquor outlet, identified as the source of the illicit alcohol responsible for the fatalities in the Kangai area of Kirinyaga county on Tuesday, was operating without a valid license.
The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse reported on Thursday that the contents of the brew are yet to be determined.
The agency has urged the public to refrain from consuming alcohol whose quality cannot be verified. As investigative agencies work to uncover the content and source of the deadly brew, the focus is on ensuring public safety and holding those accountable for the illicit activities leading to the tragic incident.