Kindiki: State will reward officers who arrest illicit brewers

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 26 Feb, 2024 18:38 | 2 mins read
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Interior CS Kithure Kindiki addressing a congregation. PHOTO/(@KithureKindiki)X

Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kithure Kindiki has announced plans to reward officers who unearth, thwart and apprehend suspects involved in illicit brewery.

In his statement on Monday, February 26, 2024, Kindiki noted that the State will start to recognise and appreciate law enforcement officers who help curb the menace.

He said officers who help thwart illicit brewery will be rewarded through promotions and awards of State honours.

"Diligent and patriotic Security and National Government Administration officers who unearth, thwart and apprehend persons behind the trade in illicit alcohol and narcotic drugs will be recognised and appreciated by the Government through promotion and award of State honours," Kindiki said.

In contrast, the CS underscored that officers caught harbouring or enabling the manufacture, sale and use of killer brews and hard drugs will be sacked immediately.

He subsequently issued a stern warning that the ministry would no longer transfer officers to other jurisdictions. Kindiki also affirmed that those caught will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

"As a policy, security officers and administrators enabling the manufacture, sale and use of killer brews and hard drugs, through their action and/or inaction will not be transferred to other jurisdictions. They will be sacked immediately and prosecuted in accordance with the law," he added.

Additionally, the vocal CS warned that the government perceives manufacturers, transporters, distributors and sellers of the illicit alcohol as enemies of Kenya.

"The Government considers manufacturers, transporters, distributors and sellers of illicit alcohol and narcotic drugs as enemies of Kenya and participants in organised crime who should be placed in the same category as terrorists, bandits and other perpetrators of complex criminal activities," Kindiki added.

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