Government barred from collecting new levies from bar owners
06 February 2015, 17:44
Nyeri - The High Court has suspended implementation of the new levies imposed on Nyeri bar owners by the local County government.
The County government wanted the bar owners in the town to pay annual licence fees of KES 80 000 while those in rural townships were to pay KES 60 000.
The bar owners had moved to the High Court challenging clauses of the Drinks Control Management Act passed by the Nyeri County Assembly introducing the new levies.
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Justice Ngaah suspended implementation of the levies until the case filed by a conglomerate of 3 000 bars owners in Nyeri is heard and determined.
The controversial law had been passed on July 30, 2015. The case will be heard on February 18, before the Judge.
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