Kiza owners condemn closure of their club

Kiza owners condemn closure of their club

- in Business, News

Kiza club managers have agreed to close it despite Nema’s “refusal” to inspect sound proofing.

But owner Ali Oumarou told The Star on Friday that the order was malicious as the authority’s officers had not inspected the establishment despite several invitations.

Ali said he wrote to the Kilimani Foundation chairman and Nema, inviting them to conduct a sound check. He said the chairman and some residents went to the location for an inspection but that Nema official did not respond.

“I have written to Nema twice inviting them to conduct a sound check and confirm whether the club adheres to the Noise Regulation Act but they neither replied nor visited.”

He said those who visited the club confirmed no noise could be heard from outside.

“Two years back we had no problem of noise pollution. How come they did not issue a closure notice before?”

The club is located on the 8th floor of Galana Plaza along Galana Road in Kilimani.

Ali said that had there been noise, Homeboyz Studios would have been first to complain as its offices are in the same building.

“My club doesn’t have windows to let music out and Kiza is the only East African club to have a sound proof disco and modified headphones.”

The owner said the headphones ensure people do not hear what others listen to.

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