Nema has been compelled to close down B Club, Space Lounge, Grill and Explorer Tavern and Kiza lounge in Kilimani after residents complained of loud music.
In her ruling, Justice Loise Komingai directed the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) and City Hall to immediately revoke operating licences issued to Kiza Restaurants, Space Lounge, Explorers Tavern and B Club.
Space Lounge & Grill
Residents through Kilimani Project Foundation, a lobby group had complained that there right to a clean and healthy environment had been infringed on by the activities of the four clubs by playing loud music at night and hosting rowdy revellers who are a security threat
kiza lounge NBO
“A mandatory injunction is hereby issued against the 5th, 6th and 8th respondents compelling them to issue and enforce closure notices against the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th respondents for being in contravention of EMCA (Noise and excessive vibration pollution) Control Regulation 2009,” Justice Komingai said in her ruling.
However, the judge declined to grant orders to permanently restrain the clubs from carrying on their business as they already have the necessary licences duly issued by the director of environment, Nairobi county government, Nema and the NCC Alcoholic Drinks and Licensing Board chairperson.