Government urged to legalise 'kaluvu' traditional brew

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana speaks during the Akamba Food Festival in Wote Town on November 6, 2020.  

Photo credit: Pius Maundu | Nation Media group

What you need to know:

  • Calls for lifting of the ban dominated the inaugural festival on Akamba culture in Makueni County on Friday.
  • Kaluvu was the showstopper as dozens of the showgoers lined up to sample the brew served at one of the stalls using decorated calabashes.

An outlawed Kamba traditional brew, kaluvu, could soon return to compete with conventional alcoholic drinks if a heightened push for the lifting of the ban gains favour from the government.

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