Stop harassing us,county government told
Kirinyaga County Bar Owners Association has told the area government to stop it's employees from harassing the liquor traders over unpaid licenses .
The association reminded the county administration that there was still an active court case which ordered the traders not to pay for the licenses until the matter was heard and determined.
Through its chairman Antony Mucheke ,the association said since the case was coming up for a mention on Sept 28,the county government should wait to see the direction the court will give .
" Before then,no county employee should demand for this year's license since there is a court order in place until our case is heard and determined ," the official said.
Kirinyaga Bar Owners Association chairman Antony Mucheke briefing the media after a meeting at the Corner View Resort this morning
Speaking to the media at the Corner View Resort this morning Mucheke accused the said employees of continuously invading the premises of the association members where workers were harassed and intimidated.
"At times the said employees end up confiscating liquor and other soft drinks which they neither store in their wares nor surrender to county government or take to the police station where the affected members could be charged, "the official claimed.
The official has however asked Governor Anne Waiguru to agree for an out of court settlement since no licenses had been paid since 2019 when the dispute arose.
The traders went to court opposing the alleged hiked licenses by the county government without their input .
They are also seeking for a single license instead of the six they are required to pay at one go.