A woman carrying a baby walks past a sign showing the direction to the Mathari hospital on May 13, 2013 in Nairobi. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA
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At least 63 people have died in Kenya this week and dozens of others have become ill or even blind after drinking toxic homebrew alcohol, police and hospitals said Wednesday.Deaths from toxic alcohol are relatively common in Kenya, with similar cases making the headlines every year.John Mututho, chief of Kenya's National Authority for Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse, said his agency was working with police to find the manufacturers and distribution network of the toxic brew.Kenya has strict laws banning the public consumption of alcohol during much of the day and the sale of alcohol at certain times of day.
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