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Keroche Breweries To Lay Off 400 Staff

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Keroche Breweries Limited is set to lay off 400 workers after its closure by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

The company was shut down on May 15 after defaulting on an earlier agreed plan to repay tax arrears.

Keroche CEO Tabitha Karanja on Monday through a tweet revealed plans to lay off staff on 20th June.

“I was thinking aloud on Sunday afternoon and pondering how I will relay the painful message to our employees on Monday”, she wrote.

Karanja further called upon the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services, Ministry of Industrialisation and Enterprise Development, The National Treasury, and Ministry of Interior to be concerned about the 400 Kenyans who she is rendering jobless. 

She went on to question if the National Treasury understands the standoff between KRA and the company.

The Keroche boss termed the move as a matter of national security as the employees will be joining thousands of jobless Kenyans who are undergoing tough economic times.

The Nakuru senatorial seat hopeful has requested relevant authorities to rise to the occasion to amicably resolve the current issue and further protect and create a conducive and enabling environment even for other industries that may be suffering in silence.

Still, on the same twit, Karanja stated that the company will also be seeking a moratorium on the debt as they sort out the situation.

She had earlier termed the closure of the company as politically motivated.

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