The Nairobi City County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board (NCCADCLB) has thrown their weight behind governor Johnson Sakaja’s move to revoke liquor licenses for notorious night clubs in residential areas.
The board’s chairman Frank Mbogo, noted that the bar owners had renegade on resolutions passed last month between them, residents associations and deputy governor Njoroge Muchiri.
“We want to be categorical that all businesses operating within our regulatory mandate must operate within the law. We will not tolerate those who break the law for selfish profiteering at the expense of millions of Nairobi residents,” Mbogo said.
He added that the county government is not against people doing business but they must operate within the parameters of the law.
“If you have refused to soundproof and provide access and parking space for your clientele then do your business elsewhere and not in residential areas,” added the board chairman.
Last month, the Nairobi County Liquor Licensing Board announced that it was to deregister 43 nightclubs over noise pollution.
However, the bar owners pleaded with the county government to reconsider only for them to revert back to business as usual.
The governor revoked licenses for nightclubs and wines and spirits joints operating in residential areas to curb noise pollution.
Bars in residential areas have also been ordered to stop playing music by 10.00 pm and close their premises as per the stipulated time indicated on the license.