This was a news feature on the BBC website in July looking at the issue of drinking in Kenya. Locally in Kenya it is called ‘killer brew’ because of it’s potency as a home-brew.
Authorities in Kenya are cracking down on illicitly brewed alcohol following a recent spate of deaths.
Local communities are being destroyed by the men’s addiction to this cheap and potent illegal home brew which the govt are tracking down and destroying. In desperation Kenyan wives are resorting to cutting off their husbands genitalia because of their drinking induced impotence. A Kenyan businessman has responded to this by producing metal protective belts for men to wear that resemble a chastity belt.
This may seem like a joke but for these communities alcohol is causing devastation and this is how they have responded. The Kenyan women just want alcohol gone and celebrate at its destruction when burned.
Kenyan authorities have now stepped in to try to resolve the growing problem and the BBC reports that:
There has been a massive crackdown on the sale and consumption of illegal alcohol in Kenya over the past month.