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Kenya advocates for the one-pub-per-town policy to combat alcoholism

One pub per town is to be enforced, according to an order from Kenya’s deputy president given to officials in the central part of the nation.

In order to combat drinking, Rigathi Gachagua also wants entertainment venues in the area to only be open from 17:00 to 23:00.

There are worries that the guidelines may lead many people to turn to homemade alcohol, which is frequently tainted with industrial toxins. Illicit brews have been linked to deaths in the past.

However, Mr. Gachagua emphasized on Thursday that the region’s alcoholism problem was serious and he ordered officials to stop renewing pub licenses after they have run out.

If we don’t address these problems and protect the future generation, society will face difficulties, he said.

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