At least 60 people have died after drinking illegally brewed alcohol in Kenya. Several dozen more are being treated in hospital.
The spirits were consumed in the eastern and southern counties of Embu, Kitui and Kiambu. It been that it was bought from licensed bars and on the street.
Medical Superintendent Gerald Nderitu explained that the “department of health has taken samples from the bodies” in order to determine the exact cause of the deaths.
It has been reported that the killer brew probably originated from one batch.
Drinking dens selling home-made alcohol from jerry cans are common in many Kenyan towns.
A law passed in 2010 to control the problem in the country has proven ineffective with similar deaths taking place every year.