Governor Saves Anerlisa Muigai From Losing Property to Debt Collector

  • Nero Company Ltd. Founder and CEO, Anerlisa Muigai strikes a pose in her office. February 24, 2020.
    Nero Company Ltd. Founder and CEO, Anerlisa Muigai strikes a pose in her office. February 24, 2020.
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  • A sitting governor stepped in and saved Keroche heiress, Anerlisa Muigai, from losing her property to auctioneers.

    Speaking exclusively to Kenyans.co.ke on Thursday, May 19, a source familiar with the matter confirmed that Muigai had defaulted payments awarded to her complainant amounting to Ksh3.4 million in a defamation case.

    The source further added that after months of hunting her down, the complainant obtained a warrant of attachment against her property located at the Valley Arcade complex.

    Muigai was accused of writing a defamatory statement against a local microfinance on her social media handles.

    Nero Company Ltd. Founder and CEO, Anerlisa Muigai.
    Nero Company Ltd. Founder and CEO, Anerlisa Muigai.
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    "We got a judgment against her for defamation where she was found guilty of writing wrong things about the microfinance. She was talking about how the company is mistreating people. We filed suits and the court awarded a total of Ksh2.5 million plus interest which rose to about Ksh3.4 million. 

    "She did not pay. We served her with everything but she did not move anything. That is when we took out warrants to attach. We have been looking for her but could not find her. We then used some private investigators and we located her," stated the source.

    After pinning her down, the collectors are said to have visited her home but were turned away, before securing police escort.

    The officers are, however, reported to have turned on them after the governor in question made a phone call, allegedly to their superiors.

    The incident occurred at around 11am on Wednesday and lasted for roughly 10 minutes.

    "The governor was there but with the bouncers. Approximately, it lasted about 10 to 15 minutes. It was about 11am.

    "When my people went there to attach, the watchmen did not allow them in. We went for orders to get police assistance and the Court agreed. When they went there, I think she is a neighbor to the governor, he stepped in, and being a public officer, I don't know what phone calls he made and the officers decided not to assist," he added.

    Muigai is an entrepreneur behind Nero drinking water brand which she founded in 2013 and the heiress to the Keroche Breweries Limited.

    Undated file image of a gavel on the bench in the courtroom
    File image of a gavel on the bench in the courtroom
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