Speed up laws to fight illicit liquor dealers, Nacada boss John Mututho urges MPs

Tuesday August 11 2015

Nacada boss John Mututho. He has urged MPs to

Nacada boss John Mututho. He has urged MPs to speed up amendments on the alcoholic Act so as to make it difficult for people who produce illicit liquor to do their business. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By MACHARIA MWANGI
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Members of Parliament have been urged to speed up amendments on the alcoholic Act known as the Mututho law.

The brainchild behind the law, Mr John Mututho, who is the chairman of the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse, said the amendments would make it difficult for the people who produce illicit liquor to do their business.

He said although shutting down of factories is good, it is a temporally solution.

“We need to control the primary production process,” said Mr Mututho.

He said Mututho Sobriety Movement (Musomo) would soon to launched to help fight drug and substance abuse.

TAKE LEGAL ACTION

Speaking to the Nation, Mr Mututho said the movement’s immediate task would be taking legal action against the producers of illicit alcohol.

“I am telling them the liquor has caused many deaths. Let us meet in court,” he said.

He blamed the Kenya Bureau of Standards for the proliferation of the killer drinks.

“The liquor is actually “poison”, because it content is questionable and the production process in doubtful.

“Suspicious dealings go on in the buildings where the so-called factories are located,” said Mr Mututho.

He said Musomo would comprise parents, students and people of goodwill, who would help in the fight against illicit liquor.