Keroche CEO has no case to answer in copyright suit
SEE ALSO :Tabitha: 'My competitors are after me'Ms Karanja had been charged alongside her company and a Nanyuki based beer distributor Grace Wanjiru. It is alleged that they were found with Viena Ice pre-packed beer in sealed bottles of 500 millilitres on September 30, 2015, in Nanyuki town, having East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) embossed on the bottles that were likely to mislead customers to believe EABL is the manufacturer of the beer. In his last week’s application, John Maina who is prosecuting on behalf of the Weights and Measures department told the court that the case has progressed for the last three years and is about to be concluded without the CEO taking plea since the matter started in 2015. The prosecutor told the court that Ms Karanja was unavailable and that there was another representative of the company. They also faced a second charge of being found in possession of Summit larger beer pre-packed in bottles containing EABL markings embossed on it on the same day.
SEE ALSO :DPP Haji trains his guns on KerocheThe prosecution consequently substituted the old charge sheet. Keroche Breweries's lawyer Ibrahim Sanko told the magistrate that he did not object to the amending of the charge sheet to strike out the name of Ms Karanja adding that it would have been in bad taste to charge her as a company CEO and charge the company at the same.
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