NACADA Chairperson; Rev. Dr. Stephen K. Mairori.
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Stephen Mairori, the Nacada chairman has said the authority will actively enforce the 5 pm-11 pm law for those conducting bar operations in the country.

Mairori who was speaking to Citizen Tv on Monday said they will follow through to ensure the law is not broken by proprietors of bars.

He added that NACADA will engage in talks with those operating both restaurants and bars to ensure there is a systematic flow when enforcing the rules.

“That is a conversation we’re having with those that have restaurants and I believe when we roll out it will all be aligned because some people have gotten into this trick where they open in the name of a restaurant but really what they want to do is sell beer,” Mairori said.

He highlighted operating illicit dens of liquor as a major challenge affecting the country at the moment.

“I think the biggest challenge is these illegal illicit brews that are sprouting everywhere and also the wines and spirits. We’ve made it clear to the law enforcement the hours for the bars to be open is from five in the evening,” he said.

“We want to be a nation that is working not a drinking nation whereby early in the morning the bars are opened.”

Mairori said the Western region is leading in the number of illegal brew dens that are in operation with the central region coming in at number three.

“We’ll be releasing the report soon and I think the leading is Western right now and I think central comes around number three but the difference in Central is that I think the poison levels are very high,” Mairori said.