President Kenyatta Calls For Caution On War Against Illegal Alcohol
President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned leaders against destroying private property in the ongoing war against illicit brews.
The President, who spoke at St Peters and Paul Catholic Church in Kiambu Town on Sunday, addressed his warning directly to Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu who kicked off a storm recently when he organised youth who went around breaking into bars destroying alcohol.
The youth were also accused of massive looting and burning of property.
"Do you hear this, Waititu?" President Kenyatta told the MP who had just addressed the congregation.
"The campaign we kicked off last week to rid our country off illicit brews is only meant to help the youth who have been rendered hopeless by the brews," said the President.
"Destroy the brews but don't destroy property or factories where they are being distilled. We will need them in future," he told worshippers.
State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu, at a press conference on Sunday, reiterated the president's words saying the crackdown must be executed within the confines of the rule of law and natural justice.