1824 Whiskey Bar pays medical bills for University of Nairobi students harassed by bouncers

One of the complaints lodged by a patron on social media Photo: Facebook

After an uproar from University of Nairobi students, the 1824 Whiskey Bar establishment has been forced to come out and address the accusations of using excessive force on patrons.

It all began when 2 students from the university were allegedly clobbered by the security team over the weekend leaving them with serious injuries that required medical attention.

Photos of the injured students have been doing rounds on social media, prompting the Student Organisation of Nairobi University (SONU) to give a notice of a peaceful demonstration and picketing within and around the establishment which is along Langata Road.

 “In the recent past alone, more than a dozen students from the university had been harassed and beaten by the 1824 staff,” SONU leader Babu Owino noted in the letter to the Inspector General of Police.

The bar director in a letter addressed to Babu, came out to strongly condemn the use of excess force while pointing out that the security team involved had been arrested and were to be arraigned.

He also stated that all medical bills of the affected patrons had been paid in full.