Prof. Kithure Kindiki, the Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS), has vowed to crack down on the selling of illegal alcohol and child sex abuse this holiday season.
Speaking on Tuesday as the State unveiled its Road Safety Initiative for the December holidays, CS Kindiki criticized vendors who are trying to take advantage of the high demand that is generally seen during this time by selling more illicit and tainted alcohol.
According to the CS, it is illegal to sell illegal beers, and anyone found guilty of doing so would face legal repercussions.
The CS stated, “This time of year, many of our residents enjoy themselves. I want to draw attention to two concerns, however, about which we are deeply worried. We will be alert to guarantee that these two problems, which are connected to the upcoming holiday season, are under control.
“The first is drinking too much. Although it is not against the law to consume alcohol, we are aware that many dishonest sellers of the substance take advantage of this fact to profit by offering contaminated, unlawful, and hazardous beverages. We want to let the profiteers know that we will be looking into their cases because they regularly use the holiday season to offer harmful and illegal beverages.”
The CS also expressed concern over the increase in child abuse cases and pledged that his ministry would collaborate closely with NGAOs in all 47 counties to find child predators and bring them to justice before they could prey on defenseless youngsters.
Kindiki stated, “I have ordered all NGAOs and Nyumba Kumi officials to make every effort to prevent our children from being mistreated through sexual exploitation and exposure to alcohol and drugs during this season.
He continued by saying that his ministry’s law enforcement agents will not tolerate drunk driving over the holiday season on Kenyan roads, echoing a previous comment made by Roads CS Kipchumba Murkomen.
“The administration prioritizes both law enforcement and traffic safety. Drive drunk at your own risk, ” He stated.
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