Rigathi Gachagua under fire after trying to ban clubs and drinking joints in Kirinyaga!

The owners of the drinking joints have taken a swipe at deputy president Rigathi Gachagua over his directive to regulate their businesses.

Speaking in Murang’a few days ago, the country’s second in command had expressed distress on noting many youths in Mt Kenya had resorted to consuming alcohol full-time.

He pointed out that the youth from the region would loose their focus and destroy their future due to over consuming of alcohol.

For that reason, Gachagua ordered all the administrators in all the counties across the Mt Kenya region  to crack down all drinking joints so as to eradicate alcoholism in the region.

However, the news was not welcomed well with various business men who argued it is aimed at stifling their ventures which they said they have built for years.

“The call for reducing the bars and restaurants is ill-willed. The deputy president should know that it is ill-advised to call for the unemployment of the youths who earn their living from such establishments.

We are not going to accept his proposal.

“The Kenyan constitution allows everyone to partake in business so long as the law is observed. The thought of having pubs and restaurants far apart will not be practical.

Our customers would not want to walk for kilometers to look for a joint,” said Anthony Waweru, the head of bar owners in Kirinyaga.

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