NATION/Lillian Onyango - The National Assembly should consider disbanding the National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada) and merge its functions with other product inspection agencies, a consumer rights body said Monday.

Consumers Federation of Kenya (Cofek) Secretary General Stephen Mutoro said Nacada’s roles should go to Kenya Bureau of Standards, Anti-Counterfeits Agency and the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

The Cofek boss said this is one of the ways the government will deal with the illicit brews menace.

Mr Mutoro said the Jubilee Government is yet to ensure consumer protection and the unfortunate deaths from illicit brew were as a result of poverty levels and poor enforcement.

“Firing Nacada CEO Dr William Okedi and his Anti-Counterfeit Agency counterpart was quite unnecessary and illegal, to say the least.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Mr Joseph Ole Lenku flouted provisions of Article 236 with impunity,” he said in a statement posted on Cofek website.

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#3 LWK 2015-08-13 12:57
Poor Kenya. Our country needs a total overhaul. Even those regulatory authorities proposed in the article cannot protect Kenyans. They are plagued with rampant corruption by self serving people who work there. Our country has gone to the dogs.
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#2 #SMutunga 2015-07-16 07:38
Mututho serves no purpose1He should pack and go!Look at the infamous Mututho Law which only created an avenue for cops to milk money from poor Kenyans!
The same law is discriminatory too!Supermarkets sell alcohol 24/7!!!!!
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#1 Chris Kituto 2015-06-24 04:34
Whenever you see smoke, know there is fire.
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