Monocolumn: News Comes Like A Bad Hangover
A new law has been introduced this week which – if fully implemented – could completely change Kenya’s relationship with alcohol.
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Kenyans like their beer. Tusker, the most popular brand, advertises under the banner “My Country, My Beer”. Every night of the week bars stay open until the last man – and it’s always a man – leaves. On Sundays, families head to “nyama choma” joints, eating roast goat and sharing a few beers.
That may be all about to change.
A new law has been introduced this week which – if fully implemented – could completely change Kenya’s relationship with alcohol. Bars will have to stop serving at 23.00. Supermarkets will be banned from selling any alcohol at all. And children will no longer be allowed in bars, calling time on those Sunday afternoons.