•Kileleshwa MCA–Robert Alai has put several clubs on notice for causing noise pollution in residential homes.
•He named five clubs, saying that the noise traumatises children when doing their homework.
Kileleshwa and Kilimani residents have raised the alarm over too mcuh noise from nightclubs.
Some property consultants have threatened to move to court for peace to be restored.
Heritage Property Consultants, which manages Daykio Court along Ole Dume Road in Kilimani, has raised the issue with one of the clubs.
“We wish to draw your attention to the excessive noise from your premises throughout the night and the discomfort it has caused the residents within the proximity to your business,” reads the letter seen by the Star.
Heritage property manager, Chris Njuguna said the club plays loud music from 8 pm to 7 am every day.
He said residents are having sleepless nights because of their conduct.
“Your bar and restaurant are also next to Key International School and La Fontana International School, which violates the provisions under the Liquor Licensing Act which provides that a liquor license or permit should not be granted to an establishment within 300 metres of a learning institution,” reads the letter
“We hereby demand that you respect our concerns and immediately cease playing loud music in your establishment throughout the night. Should you fail to do so, we will be forced to institute legal proceedings.”
The September 8 letter, was also copied to Nairobi city county, Nema, and Kilimani OCS.
Five months ago, Kileleshwa, Lavington and Kilimani residents raised alarm over mushrooming of small liquor stores turned into discos and pubs.
They say the stalls start as liquor stores but are converted into clubs despite not being licensed for such activities.
Kilimani Project Foundation said entertainment joints in Dagoretti North are operating contrary to national laws and policy guidelines.
The foundation named 34 such establishments, and they want the county government to revoke their operating licences for violation of regulations on operating hours as well as engaging in excessive noise.
It also wants the licences of clubs notorious for contravening regulations as contained in the Nairobi City County Alcoholic Drinks Control Act, 2014 revoked.
As a result, Kileleshwa MCA–Robert Alai has put several clubs on notice for causing noise pollution in residential homes.
He named five clubs, saying that the noise traumatises children when doing their homework.
“After swearing in, we have a list which must be acted on as soon as possible. It’s Kileleshwa. They must go,” Alai said
He said he will recommend that all bars be relocated to the Central Business District from the estate.
Edited by Kiilu Damaris