MCA OWNED WINE AND SPIRIT DEPOT RAIDED BY POLICE & PUBLIC

YOUTHS HOLD PLACARDS IN SUPPORT OF THE RAID
YOUTHS HOLD PLACARDS IN SUPPORT OF THE RAID

Their was drama in Nyeri Town earlier today as the area residents led by the local police adminstration raided a wines and spirit depot that is purpotedly owned by one of the members of the Nyeri county assembly

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Lots of illicit liqour was recovered and disposed at the vinepack depot which is located next to the main stage.

Speaking at the scene the area chief promised to stem efforts to curb illicit brew in the country as it had rendered most men useless and unable to fulfill their obligations

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HIGHMAST FLOODLIGHTS TO BE INSTALLED IN LAIKIPIA

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The County Government of Laikipia is installing 16 state of the art highmast floodlights in the County. This project is for the just ended FY 2014/2015 and is the first phase. The 16 sites are:- Nyahururu main stage and Karuga centre at Laikipia campus in Igwamiti Ward; Oljabet in Marmanet Ward; Sipili in Olmoran Ward; African location in Rumuruti Ward; Matuiku in Githiga Ward; Kinamba Sosian in Sosian Ward; Wiyumiririe in Ngobit Ward; Matanya in Tigithi Ward; Mia moja in Mukogodo East Ward; Mwireri in Umande Ward; Jua kali in Segera Ward; Thingithu in Thingithu Ward; Ntrukuma in Nanyuki Ward; Makutano in Ngobit Ward and Kiamariga in Salama Ward. The second phase of FY 2015/2016 which begun this July will reach more centres. The floodlights are housed in the department of County Administration and are aimed at enhancing security in our centres. The erection of the posts is ongoing and soon our centres will be lite up. Hongera Governor Irungu and our Members of County Assemblytimes

SOMBRE MOOD ENGULF NYERI RESIDENTS AS BODIES OF THOSE KILLED IN MANDERA ARRIVE HOME

Nyeri county was engulfed in a sombre mood  as bodies of 11 people who were murdered in cold blood in Mandera by al Shabaab terrorists last week July 7, 2015, arrived home ahead of the joint funeral service set for tomorrow July 17.

The bodies were transported from Chiromo Mortuary in Nairobi to Nyeri Referral Hospital Morgue where a number of residents arrived in solidarity with the bereaved.

imagesNyeri county was the hardest hit by the Mandera quarry attack as 12 of the 14 killed were from Nyeri.

KENYAN WOMEN VOLLEYBALL TEAM STUNNS THE WORLD AS THEY BEAT PERU

The national women volleyball team defeated Peru three sets to one to bag a historic international volleyball title.

The triumph (21-25, 25-17, 25-22 and 25-23) against the top South American nation won Kenya the gold medal in Group 3 of this season’s FIVB Grand Prix, an achievement that also ranks as the first international volleyball title by an African team.

The outcome also handed Kenya instant promotion into Group 2 of the competition, where more challenging opposition awaits the African champions who will be up against seasoned teams like the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Poland, Bulgaria and Canada next year.

Kenya’s sterling performance in the two-hour duel at the AIS Arena in Canberra, Australia, was received with excitement and applause by Kenyans who had thronged the 5,000-seater indoor arena, and thousands more who immediately donned the patriotic cap, especially on social media. Canberra is 12,000km from Nairobi.

Senior government officials, led by Deputy President William Ruto, Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario and Kenya Volleyball Federation’s management sent congratulatory messages to the team variously known as African Queens and Malkia StrikersPrix.JPG

LAIKIPIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT SUED BY BREWER

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A Nairobi based brewer has taken Laikipia County government to court for barring the distribution and sale of its brand not packaged in glass containers.

Patiala Distillers Limited whose products have been restricted from being distributed and sold within Laikipia County because of packaging standards, claims that the county has imposed standards of manufacture and packaging of alcoholic products that are contrary to the national requirement.

The brewer claims that Section 35(2) of the County laws forbids manufacturers from packaging 250ml of the said beverage in other containers apart from glass which is allegedly contrary to the Alcoholic drinks control Act No.4 which allows use of other material containers including metallic, wooden or polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of more than 200ml.

Through lawyer Kabugu Muguku, the brewer said manufacturing and packaging of alcoholic products is a multi-sectoral industry touching on various sectors of the economy hence it requires uniformity countrywide.

The Embakasi based manufacturer which is seeking to temporarily halt that section of the county’s Alcoholic Drinks Control Act, claimed that if such kind of legislation is to be implemented, it should be applied nationally and not in select counties.

The brewer also claimed that the regulation relating to standards of manufacture and packaging is under consumer protection and not a county government function.

They alleged that county governments are entitled to legislate liquor licensing and not manufacturing as well as packaging and that as a result of that law their products have been unlawfully obstructed from business.

They also alleged that their products are manufactured and packaged in compliance with standards prescribed under the national law not individual counties.

They fault Mr Joshua Irungu’s administration of being keen on undermining economic unity of the country because it obstructs the movement of goods and services from one county to another saying that their business has been adversely affected.

“Our customers and retailers have been arrested and prosecuted for possessing our alcoholic beverage, no distributor is accepting to touch our products for fear of being arrested yet we trade everywhere except in Laikipia,” said Patiala’s director Francis Kiriiro.

They first filed their case in Laikipia on June 26 but the matter was transferred to Nairobi.

And High Court judge Isaac Lenaola has directed them to serve the county government before getting further directions.

COTTAGE RESIDENTS CRY FOUL OVER DUMPING OF GARBAGE

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Residents of cottage area (Nyeri County) are up in arms as their has been a rise of garbage dumping in the area.They claim that litter has covered the once green grass to levels that the children’s play ground has been covered with litter.

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