By Antony Gitonga
The officers confiscated various beer and spirits brands that included Solar Ice, African cane, African Gin and African Brew and equipment belonging to the African Brewing Company claiming they were unfit for human consumption.
Senior staff and several junior workers were arrested as it emerged that the company located in Naivasha town was using competitors’ packaging materials to sell their products.
While closing down the factory, Naivasha district public health
Officer Mr. Samuel King'ori said the facility was operating without a license.
King'ori said they had taken some samples to the government laboratories for testing as he expressed his concern over the quality of the products.
"The workers do not have medical certificates, the beer was packaged in unhygienic manner and the source of the brewing material is questionable," he said.
King'ori added that the factory did not have a NEMA certificate adding that it would remain closed as he warned those brewing without licenses that their days were numbered.
Naivasha OCS John Owouth who led the operation said the raid was conducted following a tip off from members of the public.
He termed the products and packaging as below standards adding that investigations were on to determine the owners of the factory.