The Nairobi County Liquor Department has finalized the draft policy on the process of zoning nightclubs across the city.
Speaking during a meeting that brought together staff from Liquor Licensing, Urban Planning, environment, Policy, and Research, the County Executive in charge of Business and Hustler Opportunities, Ms Maureen Njeri noted that the draft policy outlines the guiding principles of zoning of areas for night clubs including; the designated use of the land, space availability, traffic management provisions, noise management installations, buffer zones between Night clubs and key institutions amongst others.
“The zoning policy is aimed at ensuring order is restored in the liquor industry. This comes against the backdrop of increased public complaints about noise pollution from nightclubs in residential areas. In a move that is geared towards bringing back Night life into the Central Business District, the County is considering giving incentives to business people interested in operating within the CBD.” Said Njeri
The Business and Hustler Opportunities Sector has committed to expediting the process of developing this policy in order to keep up with Governor Johnson Sakaja’s vision of ensuring a city of order, dignity, hope, and opportunities for all.
In attendance were the Chief Officer, of Business and Bustler Opportunity; Zipporah Mwangi, Rhoda Otieno, Director, Liquor, Judy Gitau, Assistant Director of Planning, and Christine Kivuva, Assistant Director, EMCE.