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Illicit brew kills 4 in Kiambu

Four people died in Kiambu town on Tuesday after drinking illicit brew, and 4 others are recovering at Kiambu hospital.

The man, his wife and two other men reportedly drank the alcohol at a den secretly operated in a rental house. One of them died instantly while the other three died at Kiambu hospital.

“We were many and I have been drinking there for many years, and it shocked me since one of my colleagues died while we were taking chang’aa at Njoki’s place called Giduri,” said Humphrey Kimani, one of the victims.

The owner of the den has been arrested and charged in court over the sale of the brew a few times before, but finds her way back to the business through the alleged protection of ‘powerful people’. Her son is one of the surviving victims.

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