Tagged: NACADA

NEWS: Kenya: Alcohol Industry Targeted By Advertising Regulator

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has issued a seven-day ultimatum to East African Breweries Ltd, Keroche Breweries, and Africa Spirits Ltd to ensure their adverts only run between 10 pm and 5 am.
Chief executives of three major alcohol producers in Kenya face a maximum five-year jail term and a fine of Sh100,000 after their company’s marketing practices have come under scrutiny by the KFCB, the regulator for advertising alcoholic products on TV…

BLOG: Regulating Alcohol To Prevent NCDs

In 2015, Kenya leaped from low-income to lower-middle income status. But the increasing burden of NCDs and alcohol harm make up a massive obstacle to continued development. Fortunately, science provides clear evidence about what can be done and what is effective to promote health and boost development in Kenya…

BLOG: Alcohol Control And Devolution In Kenya

Devolution of alcohol control functions to country governments has resulted in chaos and some unforeseen consequences. In this blog post, Adrian takes a look at three lessons learned from Kenya’s experience…

BLOG: Alcohol Killer In Kenya

These incidents are sad examples for what the consequences can be for the love of alcohol, or a high. It could have been prevented if people were doing their jobs effectively. It’s not enough that a bill is in place. Several NACADA officials have been suspended from their posts but in my opinion, this is a day late and a dollar short. What will be done to stop the carnage? Talk is cheap and it is time to act…

BLOG: Obstacles In Implementing Alcohol Law In Kenya

Former President of Kenya Daniel Arap Moi recently announced that alcohol use had become rampant in Kenya – that it was as high as it had been in the 1970s and warned Kenya was slowly slipping back into alcoholism. For most who are currently aware of the “Alcoholic Drinks Act” enacted in Kenya in 2010, this may come as a surprise. How can there be an increase in use when there’s a law in place to reduce this…