Police in Murang’a accompanied by officers from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Friday destroyed 7, 500 litres of ethanol that had been intercepted while on transit on Kenol-Sagana road two years ago.
The officers were acting on a court order that directed that the chemical worth Sh7 million be destroyed.
With the help of inmates from Murang’a prisons, the ethanol stocked in thirty 250-litre plastic drums, was emptied in a sewer at Karie area near Murang’a town.
Officers from the National Environment Management Authority also supervised the exercise to ensure the chemical did not pose a risk to the environment.
Last week, a Nairobi court gave the order after it found two people, who were arrested in connection with the chemical, guilty.
In 2015, officers from the flying squad seized the ethanol, for which duty had not been paid, while it was being transported to Nanyuki.
Murang’a south Deputy County Commissioner Titus Macharia who oversaw destruction of the chemical, said it was meant to be used to manufacture second generation brews.
Two years ago, President Kenyatta issued a directive for destruction of second generation brews citing its adverse effects on young people. The President’s directive saw more than two million litres of the killer brews be destroyed in Murang’a county within two months.