Hoteliers Plead With Uhuru to Reopen Country
By Allan Otieno
Pubs, Entertainment and Restaurants Association of Kenya has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to allow them go back to their business saying that the effects of closing bars and eateries has caused them their livelihoods.
According to Pubs, Entertainment and Restaurants Association of Kenya chairman Michael Muthami, many of them who lost jobs are under depression and if something is not done then the effects will be more serious than expected.
‘‘We have members who are deeply in depression because they don’t have any other source of income. We are calling on Mr. President to come out and open bars and restaurants, it is serious out here let him rescue us,’’ he said.
He further distanced himself from those operating illegal bars urging police to reign in on them.
‘‘We have not instructed any of our members to operate a pub or a bar, anyone doing that is wrong and police should take action immediately,’’ he added.
According to PERAK about Ksh. 2 Million people lost their jobs in the hospitality sector with investors now losing around Ksh. 6 billion monthly.