Sunday, February 11, 2024 –Rogue police officers have been accused of reselling exhibit liquor to local wines and spirit vendors in Kirinyaga County.
Reports reaching Kenyawide.com desk on Sunday, indicates that a local police station in Mwea, through rogue police officers, sold the killer hard liquor that has since left, at least 23 persons, dead.
The said police offices who have been put on the radar, are reported to have sold the liquor for sh 20,000 which they shared among themselves. It had been stored at their station as an exhibit to be used in court following a recent raid.
It is after the owner of the bar identified as California Bar which located in Kangai Village in Mwea sold it to his clients that eventually died.
In an account from some locals, police officers in the area have been colluding with brewers to allow the hard liquor consumption to thrive.
The police are accused of taking bribes from owners of wines and spirits in the area despite red alerts that the spirits sold are dangerous for human use.
Reacting on the matter, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, on Friday, issued another directive requiring changes in law enforcement department.
He promised to ensure new police officers are transferred to the area so that to help the county government in the fight against drugs.
He lauded Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru for her efforts to wipe away drunkardness from her area.
“Illicit brews are thriving because the officers are busy taking bribes alcohol in ten years.
“I promise the governor that I will be bringing new police offices here to help her in the fight,” he stated.
DP Gachagua also seized the chance to direct that the Kirinyaga County Commissioner, County Police Commander, County Director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the County Administration Police Commander be recalled to Nairobi.
This he, argued, will help thorough investigations into the Kangai incident.