President Ruto endorses Sakaja's move to close down clubs in residential areas

for Tv47 Digital November 28, 2022, 01:49 PM
President William Ruto endorses move by governor Sakaja to close down clubs in residential areas. TV47
President William Ruto (right) and Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja (left)during Sakaja's swearing-in on August 15 2022. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Nairobi County has banned all nightclubs and wines and spirits joints operating within residential areas, in a bid to curb noise pollution.
  • "No license shall be issued or renewed for premises operating within a residential area. Those already issued are hereby canceled and the establishments may continue operating as bars and restaurants," read a notice from City Hall.
  • The notice added: "Henceforth nightclub licenses will be issued to premises only within the CBD and specified streets in other non-residential areas."

President William Ruto has endorsed move by Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja to close down clubs located in residential areas

The President, speaking during the opening of Twiga Foods distributor centre at Tatu City on Monday, November 28 said that it was necessary to keep noise away from children.

"Just to assure my young brother of Nairobi, please keep the noise away from our children, you have our support," he said.

Ruto also revealed he and Sakaja had deliberated on the matter prior and agreed on the closure. 

“I know I have discussed this with you before and you have my support in ensuring we reorganise the city and make it work for all the residents," he added. 

1824 Whiskey Bar and Lounge located along Lang'ata Road and Paris Lounge and Grill on Mirema Drive are among those entertainment joints affected.

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