Nairobi County Assembly has launched probe on nightclubs ban in residential areas.
This is after Pubs, Entertainment and Restaurants Association of Kenya petitioned the county Assembly over the same.
PERAK demands revocation of the directive to cancel their licenses in residential areas. They also want county government to prioritize consultation and constant engagement other than shutting their businesses.
The culture committee chairman Clarence Munga says the move affected many business and it’s time they look at it and come with a lasting solution.
“Basically as a county Assembly we know our responsibility to represent our electorates and bar owners and our residents but the same we need to safeguard our businesses we ..we have received their petition we shall engage the executive and do a conclusive report bearing in mind of how much people have invested in those businesses.” Munga said.
Meanwhile PERAK chairman Michael says they are likey to loose 16.1 billion shillings should the ban continue.
“It came to us as a shock and we tried to reach the governor in vain. That is why we made our petition to the County Assembly. Let us continue with the conversation we were having with the DG some of the issues had started being implemented,” Michael told the media.
By Allan Otieno