Erick Mwangi Wamumbi the Mathira Mp and Wamatinga Wahome the senator for Nyeri are alleged to have stormed a police station

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Two politicians from Nyeri County are at the risk of being arrested and charged with malicious damage to properties belonging to Patiala Distillers Limited.

Erick Mwangi Wamumbi the Mathira members of parliament, and Wamatinga Wahome the senator for Nyeri are alleged to have stormed a police station  and destroyed alcohol products belonging to Patiala Distillers that were seized by officers for allegedly killing people.

In a letter written to the the Ethics and Anti corruption (“EACC”) through city lawyer Danstan Omari, Patiala company is accusing the two politicians for destroying the products that were yet to be tested by the government agencies for allegedly killing people in the region.

“I have been instructed to write a letter to the EACC to investigate the conduct of the two politicians who mobilize residents in Nyeri to a police station to take away products belonging to my client’s company, This is against the law, and action needs to be taken, “said Omari.

Omari, who also said that he will be moving to court to sue the two politicians for defamation for allegedly destroying the image of the company by saying that it’s selling counterfeit products in Central, also told journalists at the conference that he will write another letter to the Independent Police Oversight Authority (“IPOA”) to investigate the conduct of all the police officers who were present during the raid.

“We are yet to know how the community and the two politicians invaded a police station that is well manned with tight security, and we’ll train police officers to be attached, took away the company’s products, and destroy them, Police are supposed to protect people’s property and not support hooligans at the station,” said Omari.

During the visit to the company’s headquarters, members of the press led by the management were taken through the process of manufacturing alcohol products, they were also shown all the certify government documents that were awarded to Patiala Company before it was granted permission to operate 15 years ago.

The highly seasoned advocate also took swipe at the deputy president, Rigathi Gachagua, for politicizing the issue of alcohol in the Mt. Kenya region by fighting small business entities.

“I want to ask the deputy president, Rigathi Gachagua, to protect the small businesses as they promised during the swearing in with the president, Dr. William Ruto, You can’t kill small businesses in the name of fighting alcohol, yet the same business has employed many Kenyans at the same time it’s paying billions of taxes since it’s inception, “said Omari.

The residents, led by area lawmaker Eric Wamumbi and Nyeri Senator Wahome Wamatinga, staged a raid at the Deputy County Commissioners’ Office, citing concern that the liquor may be clandestinely released into the market.

Police had seized the condemned alcohol during an operation in Karatina town labeling the brand of the confiscated alcohol as counterfeit

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