7 die after consuming local brew in Kenya


No fewer than seven people died and five others were hospitalized on Wednesday after consuming toxic brew in Thika town of central Kenya’s Kiambu County.
Kiambu County Chief Public Officer, Dominic Gicheru, said the deceased were reportedly on a drinking spree since Monday. “It is unfortunate that such a tragedy happened in Kiambu while a crackdown on illicit brew was still underway,” Gicheru said.
Some survivors said they bought the drinks from motorcycle taxi operators who collected the stuff on the roadside near a local hotel.
The taxi operators took the brew to the county’s Kiandutu slum where they sold at throw-away prices.
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Source:: PM Newspaper