Reprieve for EABL in dispute over use of its beer bottles
SEE ALSO :Bottle row hurts bar ownersAt the heart of the fight is who among the two brewers owns the brown and green bottles used for packaging the beer. The case before the court was filed by distributors of Keroche’s products who complained of harassment by the police for distributing beer in bottles engraved with EABL. Light moment There was a light moment in court as the distributors’ lawyer Irungu Kang’ata tried to demonstrate that police cannot differentiate between a bottle owned by EABL and that of Keroche. According to the lawyer, who is also Murang’a Senator, the only solution to the fight was that each company to concentrate on labelling the beer but leave the bottle for universal use. Kang'ata, who was armed with a carton full of Balozi beer bottles and others which were unmarked but engraved EABL initials, raised two bottles high up to demonstrate that the two bottles were not distinguishable. Meanwhile, EABL’s lawyer Kamau Karori told the judge that Keroche was using its distributors to fight back while there was a separate case where it had consented to an order that it would not use EABL bottles to package its beer.
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