End of an era for Kiza, B-Club & Space Lounge
Environment and Land Court in Nairobi, on Monday ordered the closure of four high end clubs to be closed over loud music.
Justice Loice Komingoi, directed Nairobi County to revoke the licence of Kiza Restaurant,B Club,Space Lounge and Explorers Tavern over noise pollution.
“A mandatory injunction is hereby issued against the 8th respondent (Nairobi County) compelling it to revoke all liquor licenses issued to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th respondents,” ruled Justice Komingoi.
This comes after a section of Kilimani residents complained about noise, littering by patrons, obstruction of motor vehicles by patrons, exposure to immoral and indecent behaviour by the patrons inside their vehicles, property prices being driven down as a result of all those activities and loss of income by some residents.
However Justice Komingoi, was lenient to the club owners giving them a thirty days period to operate.
“However, I decline to grant the order of permanent injunction to restrain the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th respondents from carrying on their business as they already have the necessary licenses duly issued. They are operating the businesses due to the licenses issued (albeit unlawfully),” added the court.
The affected clubs on their social media pages seemed undisturbed as they continued to promote events slated for different days of the week.