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Wish to party in Nairobi? check out these areas

The Nairobi County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board have zoned areas where nightclubs will operate.

According to the County Director, Public Communication Ms Beryl Okundi, the areas have been earmarked as commercial areas by the Physical & Land Use Planning Act of 2019.

This cements the strict orders from Governor Johnson Sakaja against the nightclubs and entertainment areas that have been accused of playing loud music at night in residential areas.

And now the County has identified areas within the city’s commercial sites for licensing and allowing the operation of nightclubs.

Within the Central Business District (CBD) the zone of partying is at Tom Mboya Street, Moi Avenue, Koinange Street, University Way, River Road, Uhuru Highway, and Harry Thuku Road.

In Karen, proposed areas are listed as a section of Ngong Road, Lang’ata Road and Karen Road.

In the Upper Hill area, the locations include Hospital Road, Elgon, Upper Hill Link, Mutambato, Kiambere and Railway line.

The residents of the Industrial area can be entertained at the proposed areas such as Landhies Road, Bunyala Road, Enterprise Road, Outering, Dandora, Kariobangi Industrial Zone, Mathare North Industrial zone, Makadara Railways, Viwandani among other zones in the larger Eastlands.

In Westlands areas, zoned spots include Chiromo road, Crossway, Mutithi, Ojijo, Mogotio and Parklands roads

Other areas are Muratina Street, Kipande Athumani, Nairobi River, Limu4u road, Mweni and Ring Road in Ngara.

The governor had earlier stated that bars and restaurants in residential areas must operate within the specified time, and control noise emanating from their premises.

In 2022, a section of the Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) directed Governor Sakaja to lift the order that led to the closure of over 30 nightclubs that were accused of playing loud music.

MCAs argued that the Governor’s order was not clear and was affecting all the nightclubs, including those that are compliant.

The MCAs adopted the report by the Sectoral Committee on Culture and Community Services acting on a petition by the Pubs, Entertainment and Restaurant Association of Kenya (PERAK).

According to PERAK, Sakaja’s order was indiscriminate and disregarded the fact that the same county government had issued the licences for the businesses to operate as nightclubs.

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