Kilimani based Space Lounge club has announced permanent closure and dismissed workers from November 1, 2019.
“Due to court order issued on October 17, 2019, for revoking all our permits and liquor licences, we, therefore, wish to inform you that Space Lounge & Grill Limited will be officially closed from November 1, 2019,” a statement from the clunb management read partly.
The management has however assured its workers that their salaries will be paid by the first week of November.
“We have spent a lot of time together and made so many memories but now it is time to say goodbye to each other which is definitely not easy as goodbyes are the hardest…you will be missed by the heads of the company and well as it is said that goodbyes are the hardest,” the statement further read.
Justice Loise Komingoi ordered that the clubs’ licences and permits as unlawful. The judge also ordered the Nairobi County government to implement the directive.
Kilimani Project Foundation, a non-government organization had filed an application at the Land and Environment Court arguing that the residents of Kilimani area were aggrieved by the club, which was sued alongside B Concept Club, Kiza Lounge and Explorers Tavern.
“The clubs and bars have become a nuisance to the residents as they have been deprived of the basic necessity of sleep on a regular basis,” said Lawyer Cecil Miller who represented the foundation.