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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