Nairobi, 2nd March 2023-
The Nairobi City County Liquor Board has today initiated the process of reviewing the Liquor Act in order to have it conform with the current realities and address emerging issues like Noise pollution by entertainment joints, online marketing of Alcoholic drinks and multi-sectoral approach to the control, Manufacture, Sale and Consumption of Alcoholic drinks.
The County Chief Officer, Business and Hustler Opportunity Ms. Zipporah Mwangi gave assurity of the county’s commitment to restoring order in the city as per Governor Sakaja’s mantra.
Said Ms. Mwangi, “Governor Sakaja is committed to restoring order in the city. One way of achieving this is by controlling the proliferation of entertainment joints in residential areas. The Act review is meant to address these issues, and it will.”
All stakeholders will be involved in this process to ensure that all views are considered.
Director, Liquor Licensing, Ms. Rhoda Otieno stated that since 2014, the Liquor Act has not been reviewed.
Said Ms. Otieno, “The process has been long overdue since the Law was enacted in 2014 and has not been reviewed since then. There are emerging issues that have to be addressed in order to enhance the efficiency of the board in discharging its mandate.”