Kenya: Nairobi County Alcoholic Drinks Control Board Sets Sh1 Billion Revenue Target

Nairobi — The Nairobi City County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board has set a revenue target of Sh1 billion during the 2023/2024 Financial Year.

Speaking in Mombasa during the Sectoral Committee on Culture and Community Services meeting, Kabiru Ward Member of the County Assembly Clarence Munga stated that so far , there are a total of “3,000 bars and restaurants, our main aim should be to control and ensure compliance. We expect the revenue collection set target to be achieved.”

Zipporah Mwangi, Chief Offer, Business and Hustler Opportunities said that the Sinai wellness rehabilitation facility had been identified as suitable for the establishment of the first county owned rehabilitation centre for persons affected with alcohol and substance abuse; the first of its kind in Nairobi.

“According to Statistics released by NACADA in 2022 11.8% of Nairobians consume alcohol and other drugs majority of them over indulging and we all know what that means to the community, families to our a work force because people are not able to engage in productive economic activities so for us as liquor board we have a mandate to ensure that we establish a rehabilitation center,” she stated.

The rehabilitation centre will provide affordable and accessible treatment for victims, who on exit will be assisted to reintegrate back into the community by offering them job opportunities and also providing aftercare and follow-up counselling.

This will be undertaken by the Nairobi city county government.

“Through this project we are looking at ensuring that we effectively re-integrate recovered addicts back into the society and give after care that will ensure they do not relapse and can continue working and contributing to the economy of Nairobi. The Multi-Sectoral approach is, therefore, to ensure that we have all the sectors involved in the recovery process.”