Revelers Warned Against Drinking Excessively As Bars Stare Re-opening
Nairobi Liquor Control and Licensing Board has now warned against excessive drinking and defiance of Covid -19 rules should president uhuru Kenyatta re-open bars and other entertainment joints.
In an exclusive interview with Ghetto Radio News Nairobi Liquor Control and Licensing Board chairperson Langata subcounty Nathan Nzomo says they will be alert to ensure no law has been contravened as revelers wait for possible re-opening.
‘‘We want to ask those who might want to entertain themselves should the president open bars not to overdo or go against what’s expected, we know some are thirsty but we want to ask them to resume with restraint because as a board we shall not allow any alcohol seller to go against Covid-19 rules and also liquor acts,’’ Nzomo said.
Meanwhile he has requested the president to re-open bars saying it will help those who lost jobs to revert back.
‘‘Our joints employ many youths who work as waiters,cooks,bouncers,DJs and other artists so by opening many will have back their livelihood,’’ Nzomo said.
According to The Pubs, Entertainment and Restaurants Association of Kenya more than 6 million employees have lost their jobs in the entertainment industry as from March when first Covid-19 case was announced in the country.
PERAK Director Michael Muthami says about 80 percent of bar owners have completed complying with Covid-19 rules and its now time that the government bars to re-opened the bars.