Six Dead After Alleged Consumption Of Illicit Brew In Kenya

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Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers are investigating the demise of six people in separate incidences suspected to be connected to consumption of illicit brew in Njoro, Nakuru County, Kenya’s Rift Valley.

Relying on an initial report by Francis Mwangi Mungai, a resident of Jowatho estate, that his 38-year-old son Michael Kariuki was found dead in his house without any previous history of illness.

The detectives pieced information that led them to Nakuru General Hospital, where three others had succumbed from what doctors suspected to have been food poisoning.

“We have established that six people have so far died, and their bodies are lying at Egerton University and Nakuru Provincial Hospital Morgues,” said the DCI.

Investigations are underway to establish what led to the death of six people.

The agency lauded Jowatho residents for their support to its officers who were gathering information.

At the same time, it urged the public to consume products that are declared fit for human consumption and remain keen on all consumables’ expiry details.

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