Embu: Illicit brew casualties hit 5 as two more succumb

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On Sun, 25 Sep, 2022 23:08 | < 1 min read
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The number of the locals who have died after consuming illicit brew in Cianyi in Mbeere North has reached 5.

This is after two more locals succumbed this evening after consuming the brew.

While confirming the deaths, Embu county Deputy County commander Batian Kantai said it is a regrettable turn of events that the locals have died after consuming the illegal product.

"We shall do thorough investigations to book all those involved in this business. That is an assurance we are giving this community," Kantai said.

Kantai noted that five people had lost sight after consuming the brew.

He said others are also receiving treatment in different hospitals in the county with complications.

On the same note, he called on locals to volunteer information that will lead to the arrest of the culprits.

Mbeere North MP Geoffrey Kiringa Ruku, who accompanied detectives when they visited the joint where the victims are said to have drunk the illicit brew, urged the administration to fast-track the investigations so that those involved can be arrested.

"It is a sad state for a village to mourn five lives in a day, we need investigations on this matter," Kiringa said.

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