KINDIKI urges state officers who own Bars and Alcohol joints to resign or close the joints or be sacked!!


Monday, March 18, 2024 - Interior Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Kithure Kindiki has maintained that no government officer is supposed to own a bar or any business that deals with alcohol.

Speaking on Monday, Kindiki said conflict of interest is the major impediment in the enforcement of policies on the eradication of illicit liquor and narcotic drugs.

“All public officers in the security, law, and order enforcement agencies who own bars or are in the alcohol business, directly or indirectly, must close them immediately or quit their jobs,” the security minister said during a forum in Kapsabet, Nandi County.

Kindiki echoed a March 13 memo by Interior Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo to regional commissioners, county commissioners, heads of department, and all internal security and national administration staff regarding the directive.

PS Omollo said the government’s directive affects all public officers in the enforcement and compliance chain such as the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA), Public Health, National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA), National Government Administrative officers (NGAO) and National Police Service (NPS).

“Cross-referencing by the Public Service Commission and other agencies will be done to confirm compliance,” the PS said in the memo.


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