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Scores arrested in raids on illegal Nairobi liquor outlets

Robin Obino @obinorobin

More than 10 liquor dealers were arrested yesterday in Nairobi in the ongoing crackdown over non-compliance of government regulations.

Most of the dealers arrested had flouted liquor and health requirements. Speaking to journalists during the operation, Nairobi City County alcoholic drinks control and licensing board chairman Kennedy Odhiambo said they had also closed down three liquor outlets in the city.

He said some of the alcoholic drinks were manufactured in neighbouring countries and smuggled into Kenya. The inspection team was also checking security of premises, product standardisation stickers and excise stamps.

“Some of these liquors do not have standardisation stickers as required by law. This means the drinks might be a health risk to consumers,” he added.

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