Medindia

X

Kenya Cracks Down on Out-of-hours Drinkers

by Kathy Jones on  January 8, 2011 at 6:39 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
In the wake of new laws which restrict the sale and consumption of alcohol, Kenya has arrested several hundred people for out-of-hours drinking.
 Kenya Cracks Down on Out-of-hours Drinkers
Kenya Cracks Down on Out-of-hours Drinkers
Advertisement

Under a law passed in November, alcohol cannot be sold before 2:00 pm on weekends and 5:00 pm on weekdays, while establishments selling alcohol cannot be located within 300 metres of a school.

Advertisement
Thirty people arrested for drinking in the early afternoon were handed a six-month jail term or a fine of 30,000 Kenyan shillings (375 dollars/300 euros), a police officer said.

A further 30 people received the same sentences on Friday morning.

Anti-alcohol and drugs campaigners welcomed the new rules, but bar owners and the country's all-important tourism sector have been highly critical.

Source: AFP
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All