Dismiss Notice
You are browsing this site as a guest. It takes 2 minutes to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and less than 1 minute to LOGIN

Pombe haramu ya changaa yaua watu 9 Nairobi

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Ab-Titchaz, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

    #1
    Apr 11, 2010
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Messages: 14,702
    Likes Received: 15
    Trophy Points: 0
    Chang’aa death toll hits 9

    [​IMG]

    A Shauri Moyo resident who identified himself as Abedi Pele took the illicit brew and had yet to sober up by Saturday while another resident looks in the direction of a chang’aa den that was brought down by youths .



    By JOY WANJA
    Posted Saturday, April 10 2010 at 21:00

    Six more people died on Saturday at a Nairobi hospital as the death toll arising from the consumption of illicit brew in a city estate on Friday rose.

    The deaths reported at the Kenyatta National Hospital bring to nine the number of lives claimed by the incident in Shauri Moyo estate so far. Three others were reported to have died soon after drinking the brew on Friday.

    Residents, however, put the number of the dead at 18.

    Kenyatta National Hospital public relations officer Simon Ithae said the referral hospital had received the patients, including the ones that later died, on Friday night.

    Intensive care unit

    One is currently admitted to the intensive care unit.

    “Two male patients who were treated sneaked out before they were discharged,” Mr Ithae told the Sunday Nation in a phone interview.

    On Saturday, area residents told the Sunday Nation that some drinking places were operating and that more people were being admitted to hospitals nearby. Others are in Kenyatta and Mbagathi hospitals.

    Ms Joyce Wangari, who called the Sunday Nation to complain about the fact that nothing had been done to stop the selling of the brew, said: “A tragedy has befallen us, yet the sale of chang’aa continues in broad daylight.”

    Patrons of the dens are also said to have been from Majengo, Kaloleni, Bahati, Muthurwa, Ziwani and Eastleigh estates

    A trade unionist on Saturday blamed the provincial administration for failure to stop the sale of illegal brew in Shauri Moyo and other estates.

    Mr Edward Peter Nyerere, a former branch secretary of Kenya Local Government Workers Union, Nairobi branch called for an investigation into the existence of drinking dens and their owners charged.

    Council workers

    Mr Nyerere, a city council worker, said he lost two colleagues in the Friday incident and further blamed the police for failure to close down the drinking dens.

    The council workers reported to have died in the incident are Joseph Muthee, of the cleansing section, and William Yuaya of the security department.

    “The police have failed Shauri Moyo residents,” Mr Nyerere said. “One or two people die from chang’aa-related effects, yet no-one has bothered to raid the houses where the drink is prepared.”

    He accused the police of collecting protection fees from the brewers and not protecting residents. Irate residents reportedly clashed with police on Friday evening when they raided and flattened suspected drinking dens.

    According to Mr Nyerere, a former Shauri Moyo resident, owners of the drinking dens used industrial chemicals to hasten the fermentation of the brew to make more money.

    “This is utter greed,” Mr Nyerere said.

    He called for the area chief and police to be investigated for allowing the selling of unlicensed drinks.

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Illegal%20brew%20death%20toll%20hits%209%20/-/1056/897160/-/item/1/-/f1on2tz/-/index.html
     
  2. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

    #2
    Apr 11, 2010
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Messages: 14,702
    Likes Received: 15
    Trophy Points: 0
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 4, 2016
  3. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

    #3
    Apr 11, 2010
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Messages: 14,702
    Likes Received: 15
    Trophy Points: 0
    [​IMG]

    Victims of a potent illegal brew share a hospital bed following an incident on Friday in which three people died and more than five taken to hospital with stomach pains while others are said to have lost their sight.


    [​IMG]


    A man is given milk by his friends after drinking an illegal brew in Nairobi's Shauri Moyo estate on Friday


    [​IMG]

    A man is assisted by members of public after consuming a potent illegal brew at Nairobi's Shauri Moyo estate on Friday.
     
  4. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

    #4
    Apr 11, 2010
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Messages: 14,702
    Likes Received: 15
    Trophy Points: 0
    [​IMG]

    A Shauri Moyo resident consoles a woman who lost her relative after drinking an illegal brew in Nairobi's Shauri Moyo estate on Friday.


    [​IMG]

    Jane Nyambura shows a picture of his son who died after drinking an illegal brew in Nairobi's Shauri Moyo estate on Friday.
     
  5. paradox

    paradox Senior Member

    #5
    Apr 11, 2010
    Joined: Mar 25, 2010
    Messages: 164
    Likes Received: 0
    Trophy Points: 0
    I may sound cruel and heartless for saying this but I think they deserve it and perhaps their deaths might actually dissuade other ****** from drinking that stuff, honestly is it worth it? What kind of problems could you possibly have that would drive you to drink something that you most definately know might kill you?? Plain stupidity in my opinion and unless someone shoved a funnel down their throats pouring the drink down by force, I don't feel an ounce of pity for them. Lastly Kenya needs to clean up it's act and start crackdowns on those drinking dens, it is shameful for such news to even make headlines considering the number of problems the country already has, seriously [​IMG]
     
Loading...