“If you walk in this village, you will find so many young married women but only a few are pregnant,” Nancy Wangare, one of the protesters said.
Wangare adds that soon the women will have no option but seek for men outside Limuru to sire children with.
According to statistics by the National Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NACADA), more than 450,000 Kiambu county residents spend at least KSh 300 each on alcohol everyday. This translates to KSh 14 million in a day.
The apparent ‘desperate housewives’ are now calling on the government to ensure strict enforcement of the famous Mututho rule in the area which restrict drinking hours from 5 PM-11 PM on weekdays and 2PM-11 PM for weekends.
According to them, some rogue bar owners are flouting the rules thus exacerbating the situation. They demanded that the licences of such operators be withdrawn.
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