VIDEO: Kenyan Politician Escapes Death As He Sets Fire On Confiscated Illegal Alcohol
Following the recent ban on illegal alcohol in Kenya which was reported to have claimed the lives of 6 individuals, a Kenyan governor was lucky to have escaped death as he tried to destroy 10 tonnes of illegal alcohol.
Kiambu governor William Kabogo was overseeing the destruction of 10 tonnes of illegal beer – surrounded by press and staff – when his plan literally blew up in his face.
Mr Kabago and his staff were forced into an undignified scrabble away from the highly flammable substances after the governor used a flaming torch to destroy the confiscated stash at Kang’oki rubbish tip, KTN Kenya reported.
Earlier this month six people in Mr Kabogo’s southern county died after drinking what is sometimes referred to as the “killer brew” and which can be laced with methanol. Last year as many as 70 people died from consuming the dangerous home brews, the BBC reported.