Online delivery firm Glovo has been put under sharp focus after a Kenyan on Twitter (KoT) revealed that the company doesn’t have a mechanism to verify the age of those who have ordered alcohol.
In a Twitter post on Sunday (December 22, 2019) a Mr. David Mugo (@raidarmax) narrated how a bunch of teenagers who were all underage, hanging-out with his 16-year-old daughter on her birthday party ordered alcohol online and Glovo was chosen as the delivery firm.
After some time, Mr Mugo discovered that the delivery man was already handing over the alcohol to the teens.
Mugo Continued; ‘Glovo-Kenya has no way of verifying ages of anyone who orders alcohol and they only care to make a sale. Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) should stop them from selling alcohol until they can show they can verify age. I have reported this to Kilimani police and I am waiting for Glovo to respond’.
Some Kenyans condemned the act by Glovo while others accused Mugo of poor parenting skills and neglgence, but Mugo replied.
“Let’s not confuse the point here. My daughter and her friends were wrong. I am dealing with that now. BUT the point of this conversation is about an adult selling alcohol to kids. I said, delivery companies like Glovo should figure out ID mechanisms.”
By the time of going to the press, the company (Glovo) had not issued any statement.
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