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  • n. A distilled alcoholic beverage made from bananas or millet.


From Swahili. (Wiktionary)


  • Some who make the local gin, called waragi, have begun distilling it with poisonous methanol. rss feed

  • The hard work and creative nature of Rusimwa Donosio has seen him operate a thriving business handling local brew, commonly referred to as "waragi" here in Uganda.

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  • Charles has had a business selling 'waragi', a local brew, since 1984 and his idea of getting loans was to help improve the quality of his 'waragi'.

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  • Residents used the calamity to make money by selling food, beer, waragi and local brew to the trapped travellers.

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  • The government health officials have set up an operation in the area impounding jerrycans of crude waragi, arresting anyone caught selling crude alcohol and topping it up with sensitising the public about the dangers of crude waragi.

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  • Reports indicate that people are now disguising the selling of this fatal crude waragi, selling it inside beer bottles instead of the formerly used plastic sachets, glasses and transparent bottles.

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  • Most of the crude waragi, Dr Tusiime said, has been contaminated with methanol, although authorities are still waiting for results from the government chemist -- on actual levels of concentration.

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  • Kabale - Twenty-four more people have died in the past week bringing the number of deaths thought to be caused by contaminated waragi in Kabale District to 65.

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  • The Kabale Deputy RDC, Mr Shafique Ssekandi, said besides impounding the suspected contaminated crude and sachet waragi, the police should start arresting anybody found drinking the liquor.

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  • Dr Patrick Tusiime, the district health officer, says dealers have resorted to selling the banned crude waragi in beer bottles in a bid to avoid law enforcers, while other people are consuming it behind locked doors.

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  • Banana or millet hooch.

    November 28, 2011