In pictures: Kenya's deadly drink - Al Jazeera English

In pictures: Kenya's deadly drink

Imbibers of changaa, a potent and cheap alcoholic beverage, often suffer blindness or even death.

Celeste Hibbert |

In the slums of Kenya, "changaa" is a popular alcoholic drink, and brewing the grog is a source of livelihood for many.

Changaa, which literally means "kill me quickly", has a high alcohol content. But it's often adulterated with other more poisonous compounds, including jet fuel and embalming fluid, to speed up the fermentation process.

In 2010, an estimated 100 people died after drinking changaa.

A shot of changaa can cost as little as 5 Kenyan shillings ($0.01), and provides a long high.

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