Nairobi cracks down on nightclubs in residential areas

Police in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, stormed into nightclubs on Sunday night and ordered revellers to leave during a crackdown on premises operating in residential areas.

It follows complaints from residents about noise from bars, restaurants, nightclubs and alcohol-selling premises.

Governor Johnson Sakaja had on Friday cancelled the licences of all nightclubs operating within residential areas.

He said they would only be allowed to operate within the city centre and on specified streets in non-residential areas.

Many Nairobi residents have been calling for a similar ban on churches in residential areas – known for having loud music systems.

Mr Sakaja shared pictures of police officers assembling on Sunday night ahead of the crackdown:

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