Nairobi 24th, November 2023
The Nairobi City County Liquor Board is today spearheading a meeting with a Committee drawn from the Bars Owners Association and its affiliate groups, formed by H.E. the Governor, Hon. Johnson Sakaja, to provide recommendations on the Finance Act.
The Committee was mandated by the Governor to submit its report on their proposals within a week for possible consideration by the County Assembly.
Speaking on Monday this week to members of various Bar Owners Associations, the Governor noted that with a total of 13,000 liquor outlets in the County, only 30% of outlets were licensed, leading to a loss of revenue and safety concerns for residents if outlets are not regulated.
“In our quest to ensure entertainment businesses are carried out in a dignified manner within the County, the County will soon roll out the zones for operation of nightclubs,” said Sakaja.
Also addressing the Committee at the Panari Hotel, Ms. Zipporah Mwangi, the Chief Officer for Business and Hustler Opportunities, said the Governor is committed to making Nairobi a City of Order, Dignity, Hope, and Opportunities.
“The outcome of this dialogue will go a long way in creating a good working relationship between the County and traders,” said Zipporah.
Also present were Chief Officer Mr. Tony Kimani-Security and Compliance, Ms. Judith Anyango-Vice Chair Liquor Board, representatives from the County Attorney’s Office, Finance Department and Ms. Rhodah Otieno-Director Licensing.