Why Sakaja Should Consider Closing Noisy Churches After Night Club Ban

A week ago, Nairobi Governor Sakaja banned & revoked licences for nightclubs and wines and spirits joints operating in residential areas to curb noise pollution.

Sakaja made it clear that only entertainment joints within the Central Business District (CBD) would be allowed to renew their licences and operate.

The county has been cracking down on entertainment joints over noise pollution. And several of them have already closed down.

Bars in residential areas have also been ordered to stop playing music by 10.00 pm.

Sakaja further directed that liquor joints provide parking spaces for the clients, saying,

“vehicles causing obstruction along roads and footpaths shall be impounded.”

Bars and restaurants in residential areas must operate within the specified time and control noise emanating from their premises,” a circular dated November 25 noted. This comes on the back of social media complaints over noisy churches located in the estates.

Among the affected joints were Quiver, Loft, Hera Aqua Garden, Numero 5, Paris, Coco Rico, Vine Yard, Bar Next Door, Kettle House Bar Grill, Dejavu, Ibury, Tipsy Lounge, Oyster Bar, Onyx and others.

Churches Should Also Be Closed

After the ban, most people also requested Sakaja to consider closing noisy churches too. But the Governor has refused to close them. Instead, he said, the county will hold talks with them on observation of laws and regulations, so they can keep on spreading the gospel.

But to put things into perspective, not most people attend churches nowadays. But bars are being filled to the brim. Meaning there’s more money & employment. So, what’s the use of closing down bars?




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