One dead, 9 hospitalized after consuming illicit brew

One dead, 9 hospitalized after consuming illicit brew

One person has been confirmed dead in Nyahururu town after consuming illicit alcohol.

Nine more people are in critical condition at Nyahururu County Referral Hospital.

According to Dr. Felix Masongo, who was among the medical personnel attending to the patients, they became ill on Sunday morning after experiencing vomiting and stomach aches.

He stated that the victims were picked from various locations, but the majority of them were picked while unconscious from a single point.


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According to Dr. Masongo, three of them have since been treated and discharged but are being monitored, while six others have been admitted to the hospital and are being stabilized.

Though he was unable to determine the type of liquor they had consumed, he did notice that it was laced with a poisonous substance.

Dr. Donald Mugoi, the Laikipia County Chief Officer for Health and Medical Services, echoed his sentiments, noting that the substance was being investigated to determine its composition.

He warned revelers not to consume illegal brews and drinks from unlicensed establishments, saying it would not only harm them but also make catching the perpetrators difficult.

According to the residents, one of the bar owners invited them to a party after his wife gave birth.

They were then offered alcohol and after which things went downhill .

Local residents have since urged the government to crack down on unlicensed liquor and brews in order to prevent future incidents.

They also want the Laikipia county government to investigate unlicensed bars, wineries, and spirit outlets in an effort to reduce the sale and distribution of such liquors.

Medics attend to some of the patients brought in to the Nyahururu County Referral Hospital in dire straits after consuming illicit brew at a birthday party. Photo: Citizen Digital


In other News: Madagascar down Kenya’s Lionesses to clinch Rugby Africa Women’s Cup

Kenya Lionesses went down 10-0 to Madagascar in Nairobi as the visitors clinched the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup. Madagascar scored a try in each half for the victory to complete a 37-15 victory after Kenya had lost the opening leg 7-15.

Madagascar scrum half Zaya Fanantenana was the first to go down the try box with a superb try having sidestepped the Kenyan backline before wheeling away to score.

With the centre referee indicating half time the Mitch Ocholla led team had to work on their handling errors, with loosing the ball being a thorn in the flesh for the home team.

Soon after the break Kenya would continue from where they left as they tried to break the Madagascar defence.

Kenya’s persistence forced Madagascar flanker Tikosoa Raholinina to be thrown to the sin bid for a dangerous tackle on a Lionesses player.

However the Lionesses failed to capitalise on their numerical advantage.

With ten minutes left on the clock Madagascar captain Veronique Rasoanekena would inspire his team to victory by scoring the second try of the day. 10-0 scoreline after Makis flyhalf missed again the extras.

For her exploits in the early morning fixture Madagascar Captain Rasoaneka was awarded the player of the match award.