Matiang'i denies issuing order to close Kiambu bars - 12 months ago, 22 Mar 10:59

By: Beth Mwai @ Mwaik ...

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has denied reports that he ‘ordered shutdown’ of bars in Kiambu County. "There is no time I ordered the closure of bars in Kiambu county or any other part of the country during my public address at Makwa Trading Centre," Matiangi said. On Wednesday, there were media reports indicating that the government had ordered tall bars closed with immediate effect. But Matiang'i said: "Noting that several bars had been shut down in the county on premise that they were either operating illegally or were selling counterfeit alcohol, all I did was ask  inter-agency authorities involved in licensing of bars and other establishments that sell alcoholic beverages to carry out thorough vetting of closed establishments." He said this would ensure only those bars that meet the requisite legal conditions will be allowed to reopen. The CS maintained that alcoholic beverages have nothing to worry about because the ...
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