Hunt for reclusive alcohol billionaire begins

A raid on Mr Humphrey Kariuki's Thika-based Africa Spirits Ltd plant by Flying Squad officers Friday found smuggled ethanol, 312,000 litres of illicit liquor and 21 million fake Kenya Revenue Authority stamps.

~ Daily Nation

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