Deadly buzz: Four people die after consumption of illegal liquor in Nairobi’s Umoja area

Deadly buzz: Four people die after consumption of illegal liquor in Nairobi’s Umoja area

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI, 23RD NOV 2018-Police have  launched investigation  into circumstances in four people lost their  lives after consuming illegal liquor at a Wines and Spirits shop in Mutindwa Estate,in Nairobi’s Umoja area.

The two out the four died while on the way to the nearby Mama Lucy Hospital while the other two succumbed at the facility after suffering severe complications.One person has also gone  blind at the Kenyatta National Hospital after the incident.

Another one is still in critical condition at Mama Lucy Hospital.

Confirming the incident Embakasi West Liquor Chairman Charles Ayiro has said they have so far arrested seven people in connection with the illicit liquor but operations are still ongoing to get the main supplier.

“We got a tip off from the residents and we have managed to arrest some suspects but we are still tracking down the main supplier so that we can bring this to an end,”said Ayiro.

He  also said that there is a major crackdown that will be carried out starting today which will focus on manufacturers and liquor stores.

After the unfortunate incident, the Ayiro-led team broke into several wines and spirits establishment where they discovered syringes and substances suspected to have been injected in the killer liquor.

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