Kajiado County Governor His Excellency Dr. David Nkedianye yesterday declared a crackdown of all illicit brews in Isinya and the entire Kajiado County by closing all the illegal liquor outlets following the immense effort from the Maasai women of Kaputei North ward.
Addressing hundreds of women from Kaputei and Keekonyokie areas respectively whom have been clearing out all illegal bars outlets as well others immoral issues which includes entertainment zones, the selling of Miraa, bhang within Isinya town and the entire County. Governor Nkedianye promised to do away with all alcohol dens in the county.
“I fully support the effort of this women who have come to save our people. All the bars as well all the public entertainment zones, including pools, video sites will be shut down. For the bars that had licenses will be screened a fresh before given permission to make sure they actually deserve to trade in that. Those that had no licenses will not be given any and they should go away. This county should not be a drinking den.” Said the Governor.
Isinya has 70 bars and only 13 are legal to operate and this has led to increase of alcohol consumption in the area.
Women representative Mary senator also supported the ideas and added that the police officers who harassed the women must be punished.
“This was an order from the president and we are not happy with the security officers who threw teargas to the women. Those police officers must be punished.” Said Mary senator
She also added that wananchi should engage in other business rather than sell alcohol.
“It is not a must for you to sell a bar or club. We don’t want a county were bars are more than other business premises. Places like Meto don’t sell alcohol yet they are still developing. “She said.
Leaders present in the meeting were Peris Tobiko, MP for Kajiado east, CECM’S Ali Letura (Lands) Richard Parsitau (Education)among other county officials.