May 16, 2022

Village drunkards beat Police for raiding a local brewer

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Village drunkards attacked police officers who raided a chang’aa den in Bwake village, Trans-Nzoia county.
The villagers descended on the police after the brewer raised an alarm attracting troops of drunkards and villagers who were armed.
“Determined to arrest the notorious brewer, the officers had stormed the village den and headed straight to Mulati’s homestead, arrest Mulati’s wife,” the police said.
Mulati is known for making the best liquor, and the villagers are ready to pay any price to protect her.
“No sooner had they announced their entry than Mulati’s wife started throwing tantrums alerting the whole village, of the presence of the unwelcome intruders,” the police said.
The police said that some revellers continued drinking while others engaged the police during the raid.
“Along the banks of a stream in the backyard, drums of boiling froth sat precariously on improvised jikos as pipes immersed in the stream poured droplets of the distilled substance in 20-litre jerry cans. Two connoisseurs who tested the potency of the final product stood guard, holding half-burnt wood,” the police said.
“Before the Sergeant in charge of the operation ordered his men to arrest the woman and her husband, a hail of stones and other projectiles came falling on the officers forcing them to retreat. They had to fire several rounds in the air to scare away the crowd, which was baying for their blood. Two suffered serious injuries and were referred to Kitale referral hospital for specialized treatment.
Meanwhile, a well-coordinated operation in response to the Saturday incident is ongoing.

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