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City Hall to crackdown on bars selling alcohol to students on holiday

The Nairobi City County Liquor Board will this festive seasons crackdown on bars, clubs and entertainment joints that sell alcohol and admit underage children.

Speaking in Kibra, Mashimoni area, County Liquor Board Chair Vincent Shimoli said the board will withdraw liquor licenses of outlets caught selling alcohol or admitting underage children into their premises.

“I urge parents and Nairobi residents to give us the names of bars and restaurants who continue to flaunt the rules. We know that schools are now closed and therefore bars and club owners would want to make quick money by selling alcohol to underage children,” said Mr Shimoli on Saturday.

He said the board’s enforcement teams have started operations in the city and have earmarked several pubs and restaurants for closure.

He urged parents to know who their children are spending time with at all times.

The board approves and issues liquor licenses in Nairobi as well as drafting relevant policy. It has representatives from sub-county and ward committees who are responsible for the approval and issuance of licenses at the grassroots level.