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Wednesday, 07 Sep 2016 13:58 EATnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.com
Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua is under fire from his political rival and chairman of the National Campaign against Drug Abuse (NACADA) John Mututho who is accusing him frustrating his efforts by issuing licenses to traders of illicit brews.
Mututho who has declared his interest in Mbugua’s seat in the next election expressed concern that Nakuru was leading in deaths related to drinking of illicit brews because the local government permits the illegal business.
“I am warning Governor Mbugua against issuing licenses to traders transacting this business of illicit brews”, he said
Mututho regretted that drinking in Nakuru has turned a 24 hour business with the permission from the Governor who has allowed them to operate until 6.00 am in the morning which contravenes the government regulations.
“It’s worrying since Nakuru and its environs are not in any way in the path of development as those who can spearhead it have been disadvantaged due to consumption of illicit brews”, he said.
Mututho who spoke to journalists in Molo town on Sunday said the governor should not fault his officers saying he was supposed to issue a circular banning the overnight and illegal license issuance.
He at the same time cautioned corrupt NACADA officers and announced that they would be jailed in a week’s time as he distanced himself from the vice saying the theft took place before his appointment.
“Corrupt officers in my officers will face the wrath of the law and I will keep on calling them thieves. I will never condone theft," he said.