The government will not relent in the ongoing nationwide fight on illicit liquor manufacturers, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said yesterday, as he asked the multi-agency security team to tighten the war on drugs and substance abuse.

He expressed government’s commitment to implementing policy reforms to facilitate the sustainability of the agriculture sector.

The Deputy President spoke during a fundraiser at Abothuguchi Boys High School in Imenti Central Constituency, Meru County.

In his remarks, the Deputy President said the government will continue enforcing the stringent measures announced recently by Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof Kithure Kindiki to ensure that illicit brews get off the market.

He said those selling legit liquor will not be affected, emphasizing that the target is traders who have been selling poisonous alcohol.

“President, CS Kindiki and I have resolved that we can’t allow the lives of our youths to be destroyed by illicit brews. We have deployed stringent measures to save the generation. Those selling legit alcoholic drinks will not be affected,” said the Deputy President.