Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiangi has directed all the Regional Commissioners and County Commissioners to fire any chiefs or their Assistants who will be found guilty of abetting illicit alcoholic drinks and substances within their areas of jurisdiction.
Matiangi said that part of the problem at the grass-root is supported by administrators who receive bribes from sellers.
The tough-speaking CS said action must be taken going forward to tame this growing vice which sees many people lose their lives.”
The CS who was speaking during the launch of Rapid Response Initiative on illicit alcoholic drinks and substances also pointed an accusing finger at county governments over their failure to follow due process in pursuit of revenue.
He said reports indicate that they have been issuing licenses to single houses, which is only worsening the problem by selling cheap liquor directly to youth.
His statement was echoed my his PS Karanja Kibicho, who urged action from all concerned parties .
The bandit attacks on Laikipia have been resolved by the NSAC’s new approach, said CS Matiangi. The changes include further deployment of officers to deal with situation at hand
The government has adopted a new approach that will see all ongoing operations in Laikipia end successfully and completely resolve the bandit problem there. This includes increasing deployments of police forces as well as stepping up intelligence work for better organization.