At Least Twenty Seven-27 Die After Consuming The 'yokozuna' Killer Brew In Kiamaina Slum Nyahururu, And Ruiru Kenya.

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At least twelve people met their death in Kiamaina slums of Nyahururu district after ingesting an illicit local brew.

By Wangari Kanyongo,
And even before the nation comes to the reality of the trail of disaster left by the Sinal fire tragedy, death has come knocking once more.

The men succumbed to complications they developed after taking a new brew in the region known as Yokozuna.

9 people are still admitted at the Nyahururu and Ol kalou district hospitals where 7 of them have already gone blind.
Emotions ran high at Nyahururu Hospital as scores of relatives among them young mothers grieved the death of their young husbands whom they said had stopped working since the ‘yokozuna' brew, only introduced to the region last week.
It all began on Monday after two dead bodies were collected by the roadside at Kiamaina slum with foam oozing from their mouths.
Reports from the Olkalou police station indicate that four others had died over night and their bodies were collected in trenches where they fell as they went home with similar symptoms.

                               A Makeshift Factory Where The Killer Brews Are "Manufactured".

Eight other people at the slum who had been drinking together woke up complaining of stomach pains and were rushed to the Nyahururu district hospital in serious condition where four were admitted.
Six of the blind are at Olkalou Hospital while one is at Nyahururu district hospital where three more other are admitted in critical condition.
As residents of the slum threatened to demonstrate in the town against the brewers, Nyahururu District Commisioner Lucy Mulili ordered a crackdown on all drinking dens believed to be stocking the brew and other illicit drinks.
The Administration police managed to establish a depot believed to be distributing the brew which was broken into in the absence of its owners.
Speaking after confiscating over 100 cartons of the brew, the DC confirmed that the depot had no business license, health license and the brew had not been certified by the Kenya Bureau of standards.

                A Man Afflicted, Inebriated, Shunned  And Dispossessed After Over Indulging In A Yokozuna -Like  Drink In Kenya.
A raid on several bars in Nyahururu town enabled police to impound several cartons of Yokozuna where the plastic bottles had been pierced with a needle and dangerous concoctions added to the beer with syringes.
Other brews that were confiscated for lack of the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) label included Njamba, Sherehe, Tusky, Savana and Santana Ice.
On his part Nyandarua police boss Jaspher Ombati said the hauls would be taken to the Government chemist for analysis.
He appealed to the residents to stop taking taking adulterated brews.