University of Nairobi students union chairman Babu Owino has condemned the lawlessness witnessed during the raid on illicit brew dens in Central Kenya.
Babu is said to have held a lengthy call with His Excellency yesterday evening over the issue, warning that a bad example is being set to students and other disaffected groups to destroy properties and businesses of law abiding citizens.
Speaking to Kenya Today on phone, Babu blamed central Kenya leaders for what he termed ‘destruction of property, arbitrary arrests and bad manners’.Â He however declined to confirm nor deny he made a call to the President.
“Soon if you have an issue with a posho mill near you home, just destroy it. If your neighbour’s cat or dog strays to your compound, just kill them, this is what we are witnessing” he said.
“I was raised by my grandmother who brewed achwaka (Luo chang’aa) and in all those years her brew did not kill anyone nor destroy any family. What we are witnessing in Central is clear sabotage” he said.
Babu has urged President Uhuru to call off the marauding gangs torching people’s property and looting, saying it doesn’t auger well to see the head of state sanction lawlessness.
“President Uhuru should hold a big ceremony to re-open all the brew dens. Let people drink in the open. What should be regulated is the health and sanitation standards by the brewers. The ongoing destruction of property and businesses is bad manners,” fumed Owino.
Babu also revealed he is willing to send student counsellors to the affected regions to help in rehabilitation of the youths whose lives have been jeopardized.
“The University of Nairobi students counsellors are among the best trained locally and will be at hand to assist in rehabilitation. We are at the service of Central Kenya people,” he revealed.