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Commencement Date: November 22, 2010

The Alcoholic Drinks Control Act is an act of Parliament farmously knows as Mututho Laws to regulate the production, sale, and consumption of alcoholic drinks, to repeal the Chang’aa Prohibition Act, the Liquor Licensing Act and for connected purposes. The Act seeks to:

  • To protect the health of individuals  by providing a legal framework to control sale, production & consumption of alcoholic drinks
  • To protect consumers of alcohol products from misleading inducements to use alcohol
  • To protect young people (those below 18 years) by restricting their access to alcoholic products
  • To educate the public on the dangers of alcohol use (economic, social & health)
  • To protect the government by dealing with illicit trade
  • To promote and provide for treatment & rehab programmes for the addicted
  • To promote research and dissemination of information esp of health risks
  • It also seeks to legalise production & consumption of chang’aa