Kilimani’s B Club Nairobi, Kiza Restaurant and Lounge, Space Lounge and Grill as well as Explorer Tavern are on the spot once again after the estate’s residents on Friday, October 9 filed a new case against them.
The residents under the Kilimani Project Foundation argued that the operation of the four entertainment clubs is a threat to their health and security.
In a new petition in which they cited contempt of court, the residents argued that their rights to a clean and healthy environment will continuously be violated by the clubs.
The Director of Environment Nairobi City County, National Environments Management Authority, the chairperson Alcoholic Drinks and Licensing Board, Nairobi County and the County Government of Nairobi have so far been named as respondents.
The residents cited a court order that read: “The 1st respondent’s continuous operations within the applicant’s area of residence is an outright act of disobedience and disregard of the judgement and order of the court given on October 17, 2019.”
The Kilimani residents claimed that despite the order, the four clubs have continued to conduct business within the area and disturb the peace.
They believed that they are aggrieved by the conduct of the aforementioned clubs which according to them have become a nuisance.
Through lawyer Cecil Miller, the residents claimed that the clubs play loud music daily and host rowdy drunken revellers thereby depriving them of sleep and security.
“What goes on these establishment is causing a bad influence to the children thus violating their rights and fundamental freedoms,” they added.
The Kilimani clubs roared back to business after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday, September 28 the reopening of bars as well as lifting the order prohibiting the sale of alcohol in restaurants.
He however called for caution to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 infections.
“The prohibition against the operation of bars and the prohibition against the sale of alcoholic drinks and beverages by ordinary restaurants and eateries shall stand vacated,” Uhuru stated at the time.
B Club was the subject of nationwide uproar as it was in the same place that in January this year, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino was caught on CCTV shooting Felix Orinda alias DJ Evolve in the neck.