Interior PS Dr. Raymond Omollo wants all officers engaging in the alcoholic drinks business to resign or shut down the premises.

In a letter to all Regional and County Commissioners dated 13th March, 20124, PS Omollo said that the Public officers are required to take note of the prohibition against conflict of interest as provided in Article 75 of the Constitution.

This is prohibited by section 12 of the Public Officers Ethics Act, section 16 of the Leadership and Integrity Act, and section 42 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.

“Further, all public officers currently operating bars are required to shut them down or resign from the service with immediate effect,” the letter reads in part.

The PS also stated that cross-referencing by the Public Service Commission and other agencies will be done to confirm compliance.