In Summary
  • Mr Moses Wambua, a manager, issued the apology on Tuesday after an outraged group of women marched to the restaurant in protest.

  • His action comes in the wake of social media storm regarding claims made by a woman who visited the restaurant on Sunday.

  • The mother, who had started breastfeeding the child, was allegedly ordered by waiters to go and complete the feeding in a washroom, way from the curious glances of other customers.

The management of Olive Restaurant in Nairobi has been forced to apologise for allegedly ordering a woman to breastfeed her baby in a washroom away from other customers.

Mr Moses Wambua, a manager, issued the apology on Tuesday after an outraged group of women marched to the restaurant in protest.

CLOSED

His action came in the wake of social media storm regarding claims made by a woman who visited the restaurant on Sunday.

The mother, who had started breastfeeding the child, was allegedly ordered by waiters to go and complete the feeding in a washroom, away from the curious glances of other customers.

Sensing danger as the demonstrating women approached the establishment, the restaurant staff hurriedly closed the doors.

No fracas was witnessed in the peaceful picketing that lasted for hours.

The demonstrators' message was simple and clear: "We shall breastfeed where we want".

Mr Wambua was at pains to explain that the popular Accra Road restaurant did not discriminate against lactating mothers, saying breastfeeding was normal.

“We don't care about women covering up while breastfeeding or not. They can even change their babies in the boss' office," he said.

“We are very sorry if indeed this incident happened as we did not know until we learned about it on social media," he said.

'NO COMPLAINT'

Mr Wambua insisted that the restaurant did not have a negative attitude against women.

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