Alcohol dealers in Kiambu say crackdowns illegal

Alcohol dealers in Kiambu say crackdowns illegal

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Liquor dealers in Kiambu County are accusing Governor Ferdinand Waititu’s administration of destroying their businesses in the fight against alcoholism.

Licensed liquor dealers are counting losses after their shops were raided by county officials and groups of youths and their stock taken away.

Already, more than 20 sellers, mostly wines and spirits dealers, have made reports to police.

In some instances, notably in Kikuyu sub-counties, the raids have turned confrontational, leaving the youths injured after being attacked by the public.

On inquiring about their stock, the alcohol sellers say the county administration officials told them they are not in their stores, raising questions about where they are taken after the raids and by whom.

Reports indicate that after the raids, the youth, who are not in the county’s payroll, are selling the stock to alcohol dealers in Murang’a and Nairobi counties at throwaway prices.

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