Thika MP engineer Patrick Wainaina has criticized activist Okiya Omtatah after he moved to court seeking to stop Kiambu county government implementation of the Alcoholic's Drinks Control Act.

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Speaking to journalists in Thika on Monday, Wainana termed Omtatah's move as malicious.

He said that Omtatah's petition lacks basis and should not stop the county from cracking down on illicit brews and outlawed liquor.

The MP accused Omtatah of colluding with sellers of outlawed liquor to frustrate the implementation of the Act through court injunctions.

“It is unfortunate that some people are not seeing the effect of illicit brews and outlawed liquor on our society and can move to court to stop measures aimed at ending the menace,” he said on Monday.

Wainaina asked Governor Ferdinand Waititu not to be intimidated by Omtatah's petition and continue crackdown on illicit brewers.

On Thursday last week, Omtatah moved to court to challenge the controversial Kiambu Alcoholic Drinks Act.

In his petition, omtatah argues that registration of alcoholic drinks and regulation is the mandate of the national government and not counties.

The activist wants the court to stop implementation of the Act that was signed into law by governor Waititu last month.