Friday, December 23, 2022 –Members of County Assembly MCAs have rejected Governor Johnson Sakaja’s closure of entertainment joints around the city.
A report adopted by the House today Friday December 23 stated that closure of the night clubs had not only led to the loss of jobs to thousands of residents, but also created a bad economy in Nairobi.
MCAs who defended night club owners argue that it is not correct for the County Government to shut every business including those ‘compliant’ with the law.
“The County Executive Department of Urban Planning should come up with a clear definition of a residential area and commercial area,” the report tabled by the MCAs read partly.
This report, however, asked operators to make sure they also adhere to rules that want sanity in residential areas.
They were directed to quickly draft guidelines that they think can govern their industry so that it can be harmonized by the authority’s requirements.
They are also required to soundproof their business areas within the next 12 months from today; what Governor Sakaja is yet to react to.
This development is happening just three days after Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua cautioned the governor against harassing business community around the city.
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