Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja has issued a raft of measures to curb noise that emanates from bars and night clubs.
“Due to numerous complaints from the public on noise emanating from bars, restaurants, night clubs and liquor selling premises, Nairobi City County Government hereby makes the following communication,” Sakaja stated in the notice sent to residents.
The governor announced that no club licenses will be issued or renewed for premises operating within residential areas and however those already issued are hereby cancelled and the establishments may continue operating as bars and restaurants only.
Henceforth night club licenses will be issued to premises only within the Central Business District and specified streets in other non-residential areas.
Bars and restaurants in residential areas must operate within the specified time and control noise emanating from their premises. Specifically, playing of music must stop by 10pm.
All liquor selling premises in the County should provide sufficient parking for clientele and vehicles causing obstruction along roads and footpaths shall be impounded.
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