Space Lounge, B-Club closed for selling shisha

Two popular city joints were on Friday night ordered shut down for contravening a government directive banning the sale of shisha. Space L...

A man smokes shisha from the traditional hubble-bubble ("or hookah"). FILE PHOTO

Two popular city joints were on Friday night ordered shut down for contravening a government directive banning the sale of shisha.

Space Lounge, B-Club were also found not adhering to noise pollution audit as well as non compliance with noise control regulations.

The two clubs located in Kilimani area were ordered shut by the county government, which said, it had received numerous complaints from area residents.

The management and patrons of the two clubs were caught unawares by a police swoop at around 10pm. The patrons were subsequently asked to leave and one of the directors of Space Lounge was arrested.

SMOKING SHISHA

A county official, who is not authorized to speak to the media, said there had been several complaints from the residents and that the two clubs had ignored numerous directives from the county government to reduce noise pollution.

“The complaints were streaming in every day and we had no option but to order them shut and when we walked in revelers were also smoking shisha which is illegal,” he said.

Shisha smoking was outlawed in Kenya last week following the ban of importation, manufacture, advertising and sale of the substance in the country.

In a gazette notice on December 28, 2016, Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu said any person who will contravene any provisions of these rules will be liable to penalty contemplated in section 163 of the Public Health Act.

Space Lounge’s closure is the latest in series of controversies that the popular club has been embroiled in. The club has been entangled in a legal battle with area residents over its loud music at night.

The post Space Lounge, B-Club closed for selling shisha appeared first on Nairobi News.

COMMENTS

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

Name

All News,1,Business,272,Churchil Live Show,1,Daily post Kenya,1,Entertainment,1139,Featured,1,Global News,424,Kenya Daily Post,1,Kenya news,3540,Kenyan Daily Post,1,Kenyan Jobs,631,KTN Kenya Headlines,1,KTN Live stream,2,Lifestyle,77,Live TV,9,M-Pesa,4,News,2,NTV Kenya Headlines,1,Politics,1638,Radio,1,Radio Stations,21,Showbiz,394,Sports,3476,Standard Media,1,Trending,12,Trending News,18,Tuko News Kenya,1,videos,3,
ltr
item
Standard News Kenya - Kenya's Largest News Rss Portal.: Space Lounge, B-Club closed for selling shisha
Space Lounge, B-Club closed for selling shisha
http://ift.tt/2lXFLnE
Standard News Kenya - Kenya's Largest News Rss Portal.
http://www.standardnewskenya.com/2018/01/space-lounge-b-club-closed-for-selling.html
http://www.standardnewskenya.com/
http://www.standardnewskenya.com/
http://www.standardnewskenya.com/2018/01/space-lounge-b-club-closed-for-selling.html
true
6771108554126501475
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy