Thika Deputy County Commissioner Jeremiah Gicheru and area MP Francis Munyua have raised the concern over the return of illicit brews in Kimuchu area of Witeithie Ward even before the licensing of any bar in the area. There are several people in the area found drunk in several occasions and especially in the morning hours.

The commissioner, who led the MP in the tour of the area on Tuesday morning before the bars vetting meeting later in the day, said that his leadership is on a standby to conduct raids and apprehend anyone selling the brews in the area. He cautioned chiefs and their assistants against siding with the brewers and criminals as they will not be spared if caught.

Munyua warned all illicit brewers that they have no space in his territory.

“We are together in this fight and we expect no brewers to shelter in Juja. We are tired of being lenient and I am going to fight for the rights of the Juja residents with or without your help,” Munyua said.

The residents have been asked to attend the bars vetting meeting to ensure their views are aired and considered.