County Assembly accused of delay in approving alcohol licenses recommendations

By KBC Reporter

The Nakuru County liquor licensing committees are accusing the area County Assembly of holding them back in their quest to make the County sober.

The 11 committees borne out of the County’s controversial 2013 Alcoholic Act say the county’s legislature is dragging its feet in approving a raft of joint recommendations aimed at enhancing their efficiency in controlling licensing and distribution of alcoholic drinks.

Nakuru County Trade Development officer Kennendy Nyokwoyo says four years after the ratification of the Act, the County Assembly has not approved funding of essential operations of the committees a move that has crippled the sub countys regulatory boards.

He was speaking at a consultative workshop on licensing alcoholic drinks in the county that brought together County Revenue officers, police commanders, public health officers and the sub county administrators.