A young man today appeared before Nyahururu Resident Magistrate, Cynthia Muhoro for operating a wines and spirits without an alcohol vendor permit.
Bernard Kimathi, who was accused of operating Glory Wines and Spirits within Nyahururu town without a license, pleaded guilty to the charges.
“I am a university student at Methodist University and I was only doing this job to raise my tuition fees,” a distraught Kimathi announced.
The court also heard that the owner of the premises one Eunice Rawara had gone under and switched off her phone after getting wind of the incident.
Kimathi was later released on a fine of Shs.10, 000.
Another culprit Alice Njeri Mwangi was also arraigned before the Nyahururu court for operating an alcohol joint before opening hours.
Njeri, a resident of Maina Village in the outskirts of Nyahururu Town appeared in court for allegedly opening her Generation Bar at 6am on October 23, this year an offense which she denied.
The prosecution presented before the court a crate of diamond ice beer which she was allegedly selling at the time of her arrest.
In her defense, Njeri told the court that she had gone to clean her premises when police officers stormed in and ordered her to carry the crate and proceed with them to Nyahururu police station.
The court granted her a mentioning date on October 30, 2019.
Recently, police officers from Nyahururu have been carrying out raids on unscrupulous alcohol traders who operate without licenses and open during unauthorized hours.
By Kevin Waweru