Kenyan clergy joins battle against deadly homemade brews

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In an operationg against illicit brews in Mombasa, administration police officers prepare to pour out the brew from drums in 2013. Religion News Service photo by Fredrick Nzwili

In an operationg against illicit brews in Mombasa, administration police officers prepare to pour out the brew from drums in 2013. Religion News Service photo by Fredrick Nzwili

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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The homemade alcoholic drinks, popularly dubbed chang'aa ("kill me quick") or Kumi Kumi (ten-ten shillings), are popular with the poor, who cannot afford commercially brewed bottled beer, which is heavily taxed.