As nightclubs fill the Nairobi business areas, Nairobi residents are complaining about the noise that rents the air during the night as they try to sleep.
With the residents filing noise complaints, City Hall has identified new eight Zones within Nairobi that will be fit for night clubs and pubs operation.
Nairobi City County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board has identified areas within the city zoned as Commercial areas by the Physical &Land Use Planning Act of 2019 for the purpose of Licensing and operation of Night Clubs.
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja said that city residents have continued to complain about noise pollution in residential areas.
“We cannot continue to have noise pollution in residential areas. Bars and clubs will have designated zones in the city within which they will operate,’ he said.
He also directed the enforcement teams to execute their duty and ensure noise pollution in residential areas reduces.
Chief Officer, of Urban Planning Patrick Analo said the zones and others not listed are subject to review depending on development trends.
The governor said going forward, night club licenses will only be issued to premises operating within the CBD district and specified streets.
The Zones Include:
Central Business District; Tom Mboya Street, Moi Avenue, Kenyatta Venue, University Way, Koinange Street.
Industrial Area: Landhies Road, Factory Street, Workshop Road, Uhuru Highway. Commercial Street.
Shopping Malls: Condition That The Proprietors Install Sound Proof Materials And Get Approvals By NEMA.
Westland Area: Chiromo Rd, Crossway, Muthithi Road, Mpesi Lane, Mogotio Rd.
Ngara: Shopping Centre Muranga Road, Ring Road. Nairobi River.
Uperhill: Upperhill Link Road, Hospital Road, Elgon Road, Natumbato Road.
Pangani Area: Thika Road, Muratina Street, Kipande Athumani Street, Mweni Road.
Karen Triangle: Along Ngong Road, Karen Road, Langata Road.