By Gilbert Kobi
Nyatieko area in Kitutu chache south sub County Kisii County is a confirmed den of illicit brew making and drinking that has resulted to many loses of life.
Provincial administration has been accused of being at the fore front of collecting protection monies that has since hindered mode of operation and efforts to fight covid-19.
This comes after one person died last week at Mwa manwa villagers after he was suspected taken a lot of changaa.
According to residents interviewed they said that the late Patrick ogechi ongechi and other group of people took Chang’aa at Igege Mwa Mosioma sublocation,at mwa Kerubo at last at Nyamoya ‘o kariuki’ where they got drunk and they all went home hoping all will be well not knowing that was ongech’s last time to merry with them.
Leaders have called upon all brewers to be taken to forceful quarantine including the area chief , the assistant who has vehemently been hindering the efforts of the national government fighting covid-19 by leaving people drink even at odd hours past the curfew.
Father Lawrence Nyaanga who has been in the forefront in fighting brewing of illicit brew has condemned the incident terming it unfortunate being near Nyatieko police post.
He now calls upon the Kisii county commander Jebel Munene to take stern actions against his junior officers who have been colluding with chiefs to constantly been promoting brewing of illicit brews upon putting the brewers in frequent paying channels blanketing the fight against covid-19.
“How can chiefs and police officers arrest brewers and release them at this helm of fighting covid- 19?,posed the priest who added that investigations should commence over the whole saga to avoid similar incidence in the near future.
Gilbert Kobi,award winning enviromental journalist of the year 2009 based in Kisii. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org