Nakuru Senator Tabitha Karanja Resigns As The CEO Of Keroche Breweries

Karanja, who is also the Deputy Leader of the Majority in the Senate, announced her resignation on Tuesday at a press conference held at Keroche Breweries’ headquarters in Naivasha.

She said she was stepping down to focus on her political career and to serve the people of Nakuru County.

“I have decided to step down as the CEO of Keroche Breweries so that I can fully focus on my role as the Senator for Nakuru County and as the Deputy Leader of the Majority in the Senate,” Karanja said.

“I am confident that the company is in good hands with Potas Anaya, who has been appointed as the new CEO. Potas is a seasoned accountant and financial manager with over 20 years of experience in the corporate world.”

Anaya, who has been with Keroche Breweries for 15 years, said he was honored to be appointed as the new CEO.

“I am grateful to the board of directors for entrusting me with this responsibility,” Anaya said. “I will work hard to ensure that Keroche Breweries continues to grow and prosper.”

Karanja founded Keroche Breweries in 1997 with her husband Joseph Karanja. The company has since grown into one of the largest brewers in Kenya, with a market share of over 10%.

Keroche Breweries has been embroiled in a number of legal battles with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in recent years. The company has accused the KRA of harassment and unfair taxation.

Despite the challenges, Keroche Breweries has remained profitable and has created thousands of jobs. The company is also a major contributor to the Kenyan economy.

Karanja is a self-made woman who has overcome many obstacles to achieve success. She is a role model for women entrepreneurs and a source of inspiration for many Kenyans.

Her resignation is a major loss for Keroche Breweries, but the company is in good hands with Potas Anaya at the helm. Anaya is a capable and experienced leader who is committed to the success of Keroche Breweries.

DPP addresses claims of bias in Tecra Karanja’s murder probe

Just last week, a decision was made to move Tecra’s inquest proceedings to Lamu from Milimani Law courts, a move by the Director of Public Prosecutions that did not sit well with the deceased’s mother.

According to Tabitha Karanja, the decision by the DPP was “whimsical and arbitrary”. Raising suspicions and doubts that the DPP was acting in good will and without influence from third parties.

Also read: Fresh twists in Tecra Karanja’s murder probe

Additionally, moving the case to Lamu only meant that Omar Lali and his strong connections in the area of the fatal accident, would compromise the investigations, which did not feel right.

The DPP responds

Claims that the DPP has come out to address, rubbishing suspicions that any third parties are involved or that his judgement on the prosecution of those responsible for Tecra’s murder, is biased.

Omar Lali-Tecra Muigai love scandal

Also read: Tears flow as Tecra Muigai’s boyfriend Omar Lali is finally set free (Photos)

According to DPP Noordin Haji, it has been established that there is insufficient evidence against Omar Lali from the charges of murder. Plus, the DPP clarified that the fatal accident, having occurred in Lamu, then key evidence must be in the area as well.

“All the critical witnesses reside in Lamu. And should the case be instituted in Nairobi, they would be gravely inconvenienced,” stated court papers according to the DPP, through Prosecutor Everlyne Onunga.

DPP Noordin Haji

Adding that the matter will be handled professionally, distancing himself from claims that he has interest in the case.

“There is no evidence that has been given to show that the DPP or any of his officers were compromised. Or that undue influence was exerted upon them to warrant the DPP to make the decision to enter nolle proseque,” stated Prosecutor Onunga.

Omar Lali was set free and reunited with his family following court proceedings on Thursday, July 16.

Fresh twists in Tecra Karanja’s murder probe

Investigations into the alleged murder of Keroche Breweries’ heiress, Tecra Karanja in May, have taken fresh twists following recent developments.

In a bid to get justice for the murder of her young daughter, Tabitha Karanja filed an application to have an inquest into the murder case, done in Nairobi.

Also read: Omar Lali painfully recalls facing open rejection from Tecra Muigai’ s mother for his strange looks

The battle

In the company of her husband at the Milimani courts, the mourning mother through an affidavit, was surprised by the DPP’s decision to move the inquest proceedings from Milimani to Lamu.

Keroche Breweries founders Tabitha and Joseph Karanja at the Milimani Law Courts

Also read: Tears flow as Tecra Muigai’s boyfriend Omar Lali is finally set free (Photos)

Something she outrightly declined, terming the decision as “whimsical and arbitrary”. Thereafter, raising suspicions and doubts that the DPP was acting in good will and without influence from third parties.

“My daughter’s death us the most painful experience for me as a parent. We allowed the authorities to investigate and punish the crime but a number of things have happened which have made us lose faith in the DPP,” asserted Tabitha.

Tabitha Karanja fights for daughter’s murder

Plus, according to her, moving the inquest to Lamu, simply meant, that the key suspect in the murder case, Tecra’s boyfriend, Omar Lali would have influence over it.

Also read: Tecra Muigai’s boyfriend Omar Lali charged with murder (Photo)

Citing Lali’s massive influence in the Coastal region especially among boat owners, operators and beach boys, who she did not quite trust.

“There is real and well-founded fear in our family that we may not travel to and from Lamu islands to attend and participate in the inquest proceedings at Lamu, without significant threat to our life and safety,” stated Tabitha.

Omar Lali-Tecra Muigai love scandal

In the latest updates, the inquest into Tecra death is set to proceed after a Nairobi court dismissed attempts by the prosecution to block her mother from filing evidence in the case.

Omar Lali painfully recalls facing open rejection from Tecra Muigai’ s mother for his strange looks

Tecra Muigai and Omar Lali were apparently set to have their wedding vows barely a month away, before her fatal fall but the scandals their love life cost them is one he remains to tell.

In a recent exclusive by KTN News, Mr Omar described his late Tecra as the best person he had ever met in life. A beautiful soul who interestingly had a fear of the world, would fear things both big and small, animals and people, basically everything apart from him.

Also read: Tears flow as Tecra Muigai’s boyfriend Omar Lali is finally set free (Photos)

Sweetly recalling how a dear Tecra would clinch onto him whenever they were in public places, because she just did not love people. And whenever the billionaire heiress would walk on the streets alone, she would always look behind her and stop whenever she suspected malicious people following her.

Tecra Muigai and Omar Lali

However, after spending days, weeks and months together, Omar Lali slowly managed to change Tecra’s weird behavior.

Also read: Why Kenyans have celebrated the DPP dropping Lali Omar’s case

Omars reception by Tecras family

The two had even visited Tecra’s home in Naivasha to introduce her boyfriend, Omar Lali to her parents, for the first time. 

Tecra Muigai and Omar Lali

Unfortunately, unlike what her heart felt for the roughly 50-year old, Tecra’s parents were not welcoming of this love affair. Omar described how Tecra’s mom, Tabitha Karanja gave him a hard time, only to come across her daughter’s photos with him and immediately call him Al-Shabaab and a beach boy.

But Omar took it on a light note, owing to the fact that Tabitha was elderly and he was open to forgive. That right there, was the start of a rough journey for him and lover, Tecra.

Also read: Tecra’s family reportedly approved her love affair and conversion to Muslim – close relative spills

Marriage proposal and scheduled wedding

It so happens that both Lalis and Tecras families had met and had a sit down on the way forward regards the lovebirds wedding and happily ever after.

Lovers, Tecra Karanja and Omar Lali

This is after the aging Lamu native went down on his knee for his youthful to-be-wife, Tecra at a beautiful waterfall, months after they met in June 6, 2019.

Unfortunately, dreams that never came to pass and ambitions that were shattered on May 2, 2020 when Tecra succumbed to injuries sustained. Have a listen;

Why Tecra Muigai’s family disliked her boyfriend Omar Lali

It is now emerging that Tecra Muigai’s family were not seeing eye to eye with her boyfriend Omar Lali who was arrested on Monday, May 3, in connection with her death.

Reports indicate that Tecra, who is the daughter to Keroche Breweries CEO Tabitha Karanja, had been living in with Omar as a couple for more than a month before she passed away.

Tecra and Anerlisa pose for a photo.

Their neighbors at their apartment in Shella in Lamu revealed that they loved partying and more often than not, they would hear loud music being blasted from their house.

Also read: Anerlisa Muigai’s sister dies after a tragic accident (Details)

According to a source, at one time her family sent her brother Edward Muigai to convince her to leave Omar but she could hear none of it and claimed that she loved him.

The source further revealed that Tecra’s family strongly felt that the man was taking advantage of her because of their huge age difference.

Edward, Anerlisa and Tecra.

Tecra allegedly fell from the stairs of the apartment where they were staying. She was then rushed to a local dispensary before being airlifted to Nairobi.

Omar is being detained by the police as investigations continue. Nation reports that he gave contradicting information about the incident.

He initially claimed that Tecra fell of the stairs before saying that she fell in the bathroom. However, both accounts are not consistent with where the first-responders found her.

Omar Lali

Too much love! Willis Raburu sends sweet message to wife as she turns a year older

Citizen TV presenter Willis Raburu has decided to spoil his beautiful wife Mary Ngami Irungu with love on her birthday.

Willis took to social media to demonstrate his love for Mary, he jotted down a sweet message stating how his wife is the most precious gem in his life.

“Happy birthday to my angel, my queen, my reason for being, the love of my life, my owner. #MorKich #QueenRaburu I love you. Your destiny is great and your purpose defined. I celebrate you today. My Soul tatoo. The one I belong to. @maryaprude On this day God Blessed the earth and touched my soul. Happy Birthday!!!”

Willis married Mary in May 2017 months after breaking up with Citizen TV reporter Sally Mbilu. It rumored that the couple is expecting their first child.

Another birthday girl
Anerlisa Muigai with her mother Tabitha Karanja
Anerlisa Muigai with her mother Tabitha Karanja

Keroche Breweries founder and CEO Tabitha Karanja is also celebrating her birthday on August 30th. Anerlisa Muigai took to social media to wish her mother a happy birthday.

“Happy 54th Birthday Mum, May You Blow Endless Candles and God Bless You ?????,” wrote Anerlisa Muigai.