Alchemist managers questioned over racist claims
Nairobi governor Ann Kananu has disclosed that so far 10 employees of Alchemist Bar have been arrested and arraigned.
The entertainment joint, whose closure the governor ordered on Tuesday, has been at the centre of controversy since last weekend over claims of racial discrimination.
“We have an image to protect and the future, I have directed County Executive Committee Member for Environment to institute a multiagency task force and a comprehensive report of the same to be made in the next five days,” Ms Kananu said.
Earlier, the club’s management had distanced itself from the incident despite have issued a public apology on the same.
On Twitter, this is what some users had to say about the newest development to the saga:
As much as we commend these actions, it's sad to wait for something to really cause a public uproar so that you take action.
— M.H (@OtMaxy) May 31, 2022
Another thought the move was not a fight against racism but the county government resuming war against expatriates.
This is not a fight against racism. This is county government resuming the war against expatriates from where Matiang'a left
— Kenyan Citizen (@Brianpeterkamau) May 31, 2022
Another one enquired why the officials were being arrested citing the society had become angry and fragile.
Why are they arresting officials? We have become an angry and fragile society
— Paul Momanyi Nyaosi (@paulmoms) May 31, 2022
Ann Kananu has redeemed herself.
— Registrar of Broken Promises (@EricNgeno) May 31, 2022
Will it be a conflict of interest Governor Ann Kananu suspending Alchemist license since she also own some clubs that would be direct competition to this?
— kim (@kajonee) May 31, 2022
Another one felt Kananu was using her feelings to make the decision and that justified his not liking women in leadership.
Hii ndo maana we don't like women In Leadership….. Feelings kila mahali
— Leshawn Kyalo🇰🇪 (@KyaloLeshawn) May 31, 2022
Wameongezewa mpaka Noise pollution? https://t.co/sRLQl9eg3x
— Shoba Gatimu (@shobanes) May 31, 2022