43 clubs in Nairobi face closure for playing loud music

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 3 Oct, 2022 19:54 | 2 mins read
43 clubs in Nairobi face closure for playing loud music
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At least 43 clubs in Nairobi face closure over noise pollution, K24 Digital has established.

The entertainment joints were flagged in the ongoing crackdown targeting bars notorious for playing loud music.

In a memo addressed to all sub-county administrators, the Nairobi Liquor Licencing Board said the process of revoking and shutting down the clubs is ongoing.

The board noted that the owners of the affected joints have failed to comply with the set guidelines despite arrests.

"The County Liquor Board has received complaints from various Resident Associations and the General Public on excessive noise and vibration on licensed liquor premises.

"The complaints have also been received by the County Environment Compliance and Enforcement officers and despite arrests and arraignment in court, the proprietors have refused to comply and continues to contravene the stipulated licensing conditions," Hesbon Angwena, the Director Liquor Licensing, said.

"By a copy of this Memo, you are instructed to start the process of cancellation, revocation and closing down the under-listed premises as per the provision of the Nairobi City County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Act 2014 in line with Section 21(1) and 35(3).

"You are advised to Co-opt technical teams from urban planning and County NEMA to offer Technica advice and support."

The latest development comes a day after Kileleshwa Ward Rep Robert Alai urged authorities to crack down on several entertainment joints, which he accused of causing noise pollution in his ward.

In a letter to the Director, Nairobi Liquor Licensing Department, Alai, a renowned blogger, accused the entertainment spots of disrupting peace and tranquility in the neighbourhood.

“On behalf of the residents of Kileleshwa ward, I wish to plead with your able office to immediately rein in the listed entertainment joints that are not only being a nuisance through noise and air pollution but are also becoming a den of prostitution, drug peddlers and other social delinquents,” Alai wrote.

He cited clubs such as iBury, Kettle House, Numero Five, Viva Lounge, The Monk, Bwibo restaurant, Sufra gardens, Haven’s Lounge, Hera Aqua Garden and Slosh Bar as being notorious for noise pollution in the affluent neighborhood.

Others include Deja vu, Samaki Samaki, The bar Next door, Coyote, Tipsy Lounge in addition to Mialle, Coco Jambo and Edu’s bar.

He noted that even though some of the clubs were not located in the ward, the effects of their nuisance was hugely felt in Kileleshwa and beyond.

The clubs facing closure are:

  1. Clique Lounge -Kibra
  2. Pioneer Resort -Embakasi West
  3. Sufra -Westlands
  4. Orchid Lounge -Kibra
  5. Edus Bar - Kibra
  6. La Baite Kibra/Upper Hill
  7. Quiver - Roysambu
  8. Vineyard -Roysambu
  9. Paris -Roysambu
  10. Coco Rico - Roysambu
  11. Bar Next Door - Langata
  12. Kettle House Bar Grill - Dagoretti North
  13. Enzone - Westlands
  14. Dejavu - Westlands
  15. Eden Bliss - Roysambu
  16. Castle Inn Gardens - Roysambu
  17. Havens Lounge - Dagoretti North
  18. Coyote - Westlands
  19. Tipsy Lounge -Dagoretti North
  20. Ibury Westlands
  21. Bwibo -Westlands
  22. Monk Dagoretti North
  23. Samaki Samaki - Dagorreti North
  24. Mugomoini - Dagorreti North
  25. Viva Lounge - Dagorreti North
  26. Numero 5 - Dagorreti North
  27. Marula Manuor Garden - Langata
  28. Taiyana Garden - Roysambu
  29. Marine Garden -Roysambu
  30. The Loft - Roysambu
  31. Hera Aqua Gargen - Dagorreti North
  32. Slosha Bar -
  33. Club 909-Formally Palanca - Dagoretti North kilimani
  34. Komesha Club - Kamkunji Shauri Moyo
  35. Rebar Marula Karen/Langatta
  36. Melphis Bar and Restaurant -Roysambu
  37. Black Bull - Embakasi West
  38. Gacagi Bar Next to provide \ Hospital/Embakasi Central
  39. New Galaxy Club - Kahawa West
  40. Chase Pub - TRM Mall
  41. Grace House Resort - Yaya Centre
  42. Oyster Bay - Kilimani
  43. Onix - Ngong Road

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