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Kenyan Deaths From Illegal Alcohol Climbs as Suspects Sought

Kenyan police are seeking suspects in connection with the poisoning deaths of at least 77 people and the hospitalization of more than 100 after they consumed toxic home-brewed alcohol, spokesman Masoud Mwinyi said.

Investigators are trying to determine the source of the illegal brew, which was distributed to slum areas in five Kenyan counties including Nairobi, Mwinyi said today by phone. Patients are suffering from ailments that include blindness and the number of dead will probably increase, he said.