Kenyan authorities are to ban beer and spirits advertising from television and billboards in the country, according to a local report late last week.

The Daily Nation said a date for the ban will be unveiled by Attorney General Amos Wako within two weeks.

A government spokesman was quoted by the newspaper saying that the government was also reviewing a law to create standards for alcoholic drinks.

The law on advertising has been brought in to protect children and the population from the influence of products that could harm their health, security and social harmony, the spokesman said.