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Two illicit brew traders nabbed in Nairobi’s Umoja 1 estate

The long arm of the Government caught up with two traders at Umoja 1 Area E at the famous peacock stage red handed with over 40 gallons of illicit brew.

By Fred Maingi
Two traders in Umoja 1 estate will spend the long festivities in tears after they were arrested with over 40 gallons of illicit brew suspected to be the dreaded Ethanol stuff.
Acting on a tip- off, the duo a man and a lady were caught unaware at Umoja one Peacock stage Area E by a high powered security team led by KRA County officials, BuruBuru D. C. I Inspector Koech, and Assistant county commissioner, a one Celestine.
Others who were in the crackdown team included area chief Shaban Juma, Ass. Chief Veronica Mueni, ward and Administration officers and public health officials.
The suspects were also caught with fake KRA stamps.
A KRA official said they will tighten surveillance in Nairobi County.

The crackdown at Umoja 1 caught residents unaware . The two suspects were taken to Buruburu Police Station for further interrogation and subsequent arraignment in court.
Area chief(Shaban Juma) clarified that the incident was perhaps the first one to occur in the area. He urged area administrators to be vigilant and thanked residents for availing the information.

A combined security team involving Buruburu D. C 1,KRA officials and Umoja local administration led by area Chief Shaban Juma led the team in flushing out the two suspects.

Neighbouring residents said they were not aware illicit brew trade was rampabt in the area.
One mother who did not disclose her name said of late their cars ave been vandalised during the night only to wake up and realise sidemirrors, tyres and car lights were missing.
The residents thanked the combined effort of BuruBuru and Umoja local administration for the crackdown which they said will eliminate crime and mantain peace and security in the area.
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has been in the forefront fighting against local pubs for playing loud music and stamping on illegal illicit brews.

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