Space Bar loses bid to quash order block­ing per­mit

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

The High Court has re­fused to quash a de­ci­sion by the Liquor Li­cens­ing Board to re­voke the busi­ness per­mit of the Space Bar Lounge.

Jus­tice Ge­orge Odunga di­rected the Nairobi City County and Liquor Li­cens­ing Board to file their re­sponse ahead of the hear­ing on Novem­ber 28. Through lawyer Sa­muel Akolo, di­rec­tor John Go­tonga said he was dis­mayed to see on so­cial me­dia a no­tice from the County Liquor Board re­ject­ing his ap­pli­ca­tion for a liquor li­cence and order­ing him to stop op­er­a­tions.The rea­son given was that his busi­ness had not com­plied with the noise-level di­rec­tives.

Gi­tonga said he car­ried out sound­proof­ing at the premises and re­ceived ap­proval from the Na­tional En­vi­ron­ment Man­age­ment Au­thor­ity. He said Nairobi county has never no­ti­fied him of any de­fects in the sound­proof­ing work. Gi­tonga said any mis­takes should not call for busi­ness clo­sure.

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