BY IRENE ONYANGO.
A Nairobi court has summoned two directors of Mount Kenya Breweries ltd to appear in court to answer to charges.
Milimani Magistrate Benard Ochoi summoned Solomon Wahome Muteithia,Ceasar Ngoge Wanjau as well as Milestone Ventures Ltd and Mt. Kenya Breweries Ltd over charged of being in possession of excisable goods worth Sh 1,633,025.
The two are out on a free police bond and we’re expected to appear on Monday to answer to the charge but failed to turn up.
They are accused of possession of excisable goods affixed with counterfeit excise stamps.
The fake stamps had been affixed to 16,600 bottles of 250ml each of Sparkle Vodka, occasioning the Kenya Revenue Authority loss of Sh 1,101,825 and value added tax of Sh 531,200.
They allegedly committed the offence on April 9, 2021 at Mt Kenya Breweries Ltd off Nanyuki Timau Road, as directors of Mt Kenya breweries.
They are also accused that on the same date and place, they were found in possession of 15,000 pieces of counterfeit excise stamps which were acquired without the authority of the commissioner.