Amidst rising cases of insecurity within Eldoret town, there has been needing to put up measures that curb any cases that may further lead to insecurity.
Owing to this, the County Government of Uasin Gishu engaged top security officials from the National Government and the Sub County administrators in discussing key areas that need to be addressed among them inspection of recreational areas that include bars.
The one week exercise is set to commence on 21st this month will see all bars inspected before issuance of license 2020 after meeting minimum requirements.
Chairing the meeting, County Secretary Edwin Bett highlighted the areas to be considered during the exercise.
The areas of interest included the location of the liquor outlets, security concerns, sanitation, planning and structural conditions of the premises among others.
The exercise is aimed at ensuring that all the bars within the County are inspected before the issuance of an operational license for good and competitive working environment by the business persons,” said Bett.
Ag. Chief officer for Devolution and Administration Julius Rotich noted that for security reasons of the residents, bars that do not meet the required minimum standards will be closed indefinitely.
On his part Director Alcoholic Drinks Control Board Sila Boit indicated that some individuals are operating their bars without licenses which has led to a lot of complaints from those who meet minimum standards, therefore, they should be closed down as they are viewed as criminal breeding places.
The inspection reports are set to be handed over to the licensing team for consideration on 31st January 2020.
Present in the meeting were Director Administration Samuel Kiptoo, Ocpd Arap Maiyo and sub-county administrators.