What I have always believed is that what is best for your better off friend or neighbor should not necessarily be considered to be what is best for you.
This I believe is why most African countries are struggling in the manufacturing sector, simply because what we try to do is emulate, which leaves us behind.
Take the example of vodka, an alcohol with traditional Russian roots, or, tequila with Mexican roots. Those regions made sure to develop their drinks and sell them, while Kenya bans its local brews like Chang'aa and muratina.
A bottle of Kenyan made Muratelia [Photo/courtesy]
It is actually made in Nyeri and sells in the UK for roughly 1,800 Kenyan shillings. The manufacturing company is even named Muratina Limited which is subsidiary of Carr Taylor Wines, an international company.
Kenyans who have spotted the Muratelia drink online have really been impressed and every one is asking where they can buy the drink, but then, you can't get it in Kenya as it is only sold to the UK mainland, London and Scotland.
Here are some reactions from Kenyans on twitter;
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