Restaurants,Pubs, and and entertainment joints operators are now pleading with president Uhuru Kenyatta against banning the sale and consumption of alcohol in eateries saying such move will have adverse effects in their businesses and may lead to job losses.
According to Pubs, Entertainment and Restaurants Association of Kenya chairperson Alice Opee the industry has already lost Ksh. 15 billion from the month of March when Covid 19 hit the country.
Opee says that they do not want to lose more.
‘‘We have noted with concern the draft regulations by the Ministry of Health that is in circulation. If the proposals is approved thousands will be rendered jobless and businesses are likely to collapse,’’ she said.
According to PERAK the restaurants have invested a lot to meet conditions of re-opening and by banning alcohols in the premises will be a double economic damage which is not fair.
Pubs have been under fire for not following Covid 19 guidelines especially curfew with health experts now saying the joints have become spots that breed the spread of Covid 19.