Keroche Breweries Set To Reopen Amid KRA Standoff

The Breweries filed a lawsuit against the tax agency and Commissioner General Githii Mburu four days prior for disobeying a High Court order to reopen the plant.

Tabitha Karanja – CEO of Keroche Breweries. courtesy

Keroche Breweries is scheduled to reopen according to a statement made by the Kenya Revenue Authority on Thursday (KRA).

The statement reads, “The Keroche factory will be opened tomorrow, July 29, 2022, at 11:00 am, pursuant to the directions of Honorable Justice Abigail Mshila.”

The Breweries filed a lawsuit against the tax agency and Commissioner General Githii Mburu four days prior for disobeying a High Court order to reopen the plant.

According to KRA, Mshila ordered that the contempt of court case against the Commissioner General be heard on August 2, 2022.

Mshila stated that she will only grant the Authority’s attorney access to the courtroom if Keroche is reopened.

The factory was shut down by KRA in June due to tax debt, making it the sixth closure in a calendar year. The business claims that KRA is waging a political battle against it and sending agency notices to all of its lenders.