Kiambu MCA in Court Over Illicit Liquor

A Kiambu MCA accused of hiding second-generation alcohol in his home was charged in court on Monday.

Riabai ward representative Martin Wachira did not take a plea when he appeared before principal magistrate Justus Kituku.

His lawyer Moses Gatitu said he should be acquitted of dealing in 24 bottles of assorted alcoholic drinks.

“The accused should be set free and the exhibit released since in law, the word ‘dealing’ is not defined as an offence,” Gatitu said.

Prosecutor Henry Kinyanjui said in the Alcoholic Drinks Control Act 2010, the word deal can be applied to prosecute an accused person.

The case will continue on July 24. Meanwhile, county TNA secretary general Solomon Ndung’u told the Star the party will punish Wachira for embarrassing it.

He said his ticket will be withdrawn.

Wachira was arrested on Monday last week after a listener sent an alert to a radio station that the MCA had hidden illicit liquor in his Riabai village home.