A High Court in Nairobi has released Keroche Breweries CEO Tabitha Karanja and husband Joseph on Ksh 10 million and Ksh 2 million cash bail respectively.
Chief magistrate Francis Andayi, however, allowed the Keroche Breweries owners seven days to make the payments failure to which they will be arrested.
In addition to that, the court ordered the two to surrender their passports and that they are not allowed to travel outside the country.
Passing his ruling, Justice Andayi took note of Mr. Joseph Karanja’s health saying that he wants to make things favorable to him due to his health condition.
The couples were arrested at the Premise of Keroche Breweries Headquater in Naivasha on Thursday night a day after the DPP Noordin Hajji approved their arrest.
Before the arrest, Tabitha Karanja spoke to Jeff Koinange saying that she had seen the warrant of arrest on social media.
She continued to say that she will not surrender based on a warrant making rounds on social media.
At that time her business empire had been surrounded by detectives from the flying squad and they were denied entry by the company’s guards on duty.
Anerlisa Muigai, Keroche heiress took to social media to pray for her mother immediately after the news broke.
In a second picture, she said that no daughter should ever watch her mother being harassed concluding with the hashtag I stand with Keroche.
Before the arrest of Keroche Breweries owners
The arrest of Tabitha and Joseph follows that of tycoon Humphrey Kariuki of African Spirits Limited.
Humprey Kariuki was arrested over alleged evasion of tax totaling to Ksh 41 billion between the year 2014 and 2019.
Shortly after his released, the tycoon is said to have been re-arrested over alleged importation of illegal ethanol.
He was however released on a cash bail of Ksh 11 million and the case is set to be heard on Tuesday.