Court Stops Kiambu Bar Owners From Renewing Liqour Licences

  • A section of Kiambu residents on Thursday expressed their frustrations on Governor Ferdinand Waititu and instead sought the return of National Resistance Movement (NRM) leader Miguna Miguna.

    The Kiambu Liquor Welfare Group disowned their Governor after he successfully moved to court to stop the bar operators within the county from renewing their licences.

    The angry residents noted that Waititu had lost priority in his duties as a County boss and had instead resorted to suing his electorates.

    "He should go home, he doesn't deserve to be here, after all, he was never from Kiambu, we rather have Miguna back and have Waititu deported," they remarked.

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    They linked the move to ban them from distributing alcohol as an act of silencing them so that they do not expose the Governor's illegal activities.

    In his petition, the Kiambu Governor noted that the group had failed in its duty to influence its members to self-regulate the sale of alcohol thus leading to loss of lives of the residents.

    "In the absence of self-regulation of the industry players, the sale and consumption of illicit brew substandard and adulterated alcoholic beverages will continue to thrive even with the existence of watertight laws," he stated.

    Kiambu County Assembly had passed the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill on Wednesday, thereby, prohibiting the unregulated sale of alcohol.

    Nonetheless, the Kiambu group opposed the move stating that the Governor could not enforce the law that had not been published in any Gazette Notice.

    Justice Joel Ngugi also issued conservatory orders prohibiting the Kiambu Liquor Welfare Group from disbanding itself.

    [caption caption="Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu (Twitter)"][/caption]

    This was after Waititu expressed fears in his application that the group may disband itself and make it easy for members to apply for liquor licenses illegally.

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