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Submission + - Kenya proposes cheap beer to save lives (guardian.co.uk)

welcher writes: "In Kenya and many other poor African countries, people drink illegal and often poisonous moonshine. After some successful pilot scheme, extemely cheap beer is prosposed as a solution after a successful pilot scheme:

In Kenya illicit alcohol is estimated to account for about half of consumption. Drink is linked not just anti-social behaviour but also to acute health problems from toxic substances used to fortify illicit spirits. The incidence of drink-related blindness and death is said to be extremely high. Three years ago Diageo persuaded the Kenyan government to collaborate on the initiative by reducing duty on a new budget beer brand, Senator Keg. Positive results from the project led to ministers last year waiving all duty on Senator Keg, which sells at about 10p for a 330ml glass
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