Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua on Thursday, May 25, exposed how some Kenyans in the Middle East were discovered to be brewing the popular illicit brew - chang'aa.
Speaking during an interview on Citizen TV, the CS noted that he learned of the Kenyans - who he did not name - during a recent visit to the Gulf.
He detailed that the trend was unearthed in a case where a Kenyan had passed on after excessive consumption of alcohol.
Upon further interrogation, it was discovered that the individual had taken the illicit brew.
Notably, the CS indicated that the consumption of alcohol is banned in the Middle East county.
"We were in an Arab nation the other day and we found a Kenyan who had died because of over consumption of alcohol. When you investigate further, you find that it is chang'aa.
"I want to ask Kenyans who go to other countries to respect the rules and customers of their host countries," the CS advised.
Further, the CS lamented that such incidents were contributing to some countries denying Kenyans the opportunity to work abroad.
Other cases he also cited were situations where Kenyans went into hiding after their visa expired.
Mutua explained that such behaviour had also forced a number of countries to tighten their visa rules when it came to Kenyans.
On the other hand, he revealed that the government was also working with other countries to address the backlog being experienced in a number of embassies including that of the US.
He added that Kenyans would start seeing the changes in the coming months.
"In some countries you find applicants will go for visa interviews that only last for 30 minutes while when it comes to Kenyans it can even go for 2 hours. This also brings the element of backlogs.
"Sometimes, these countries also have to investigate whether an applicant is linked to illicit activities," the CS expressed.
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