- The residents within their neighborhoods on numerous occasions complained of loud music
- The facilities failed to comply with noise regulation policies
National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) last night closed down four prime night clubs in Nairobi following numerous complaints from the public.
Space lounge, Kiza, B-Club and Jiweke Tavern were closed indefinitely for failure to comply with the noise regulation policies from NEMA.
The residents within their neighborhoods on numerous occasions complained of loud music and thundering vibrations that threaten their comfort, safety and health.
‘’Today we have come to serve closure orders to four clubs that have been notorious in terms of noise pollution. NEMA has received several complains and what we did is that we have tried to engage these facilities before and they have refused to comply with the noise regulations.” Said NEMA.
“The authority has received numerous noise complaints from members of the public caused by extreme loud music from your facility that interferes with their comfort, health and safety contrary to the provisions of Environmental Management and Coordination Act CAP 387 and the Noise and Excessive Vibration Pollution Control regulations of 2009,” read the letter dated January 10 and signed by Nema director-general Professor Geoffrey Wahungu.
“Ideally, if you have to use a sound amplifying equipment you must have soundproof but there is no evidence of such measures. Therefore, we will serve you with a notice of closure that requires you to close with immediate effect but you can write to us for recourse,” said one of the inspectors leading the raid.