In Summary
  • Restaurant did not have a liquor licence, a health licence and a change-of-use licence.
  • Governor orders investigation on the lack of compliance.

A Chinese restaurant with a controversial policy of barring black Kenyans after 5pm has been closed by the Nairobi County government.

The restaurant in Kilimani did not have a liquor licence, a health licence and a change-of-use licence — having been converted from a residential house to a restaurant.

Governor Evans Kidero said though the restaurant management had acquired a licence to run the business, they did not have the other three documents to operate.

“After investigations, we have established that the restaurant did not have the licences and I have ordered it closed until the management complies,” said Dr Kidero while addressing the media in his office.

“I have ordered the inspectorate and the liquor licensing board to close it with immediate effect,” he added.

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