Night club owners together with their operators have held prayer meeting following recent crackdown of night pubs situated in residential areas.
The owners and the employees have sought divine intervention citing that the recent move by the county government of Nairobi have left many breadwinners unemployed.
"It is estimated that out of the 400 bars licenced as nightclubs in the city, each of them employs about 50-80 full-time employees (a total average of 26,000 people) and 20-30 temporary employees, an average of 10,000 people," they said in a statement released on Tuesday.
On Monday, they held a prayer meeting at a Nairobi hotel to ask God to intervene over their plight.
They quoted Psalms 50:15 which says "Call upon me in the day of trouble, I shall deliver you and you shall glorify me.".,
The operators said they have decided to call on God to rescue them from what they reffered as a calamity belittling them
"We pray that God will intervene during disasters like this only if we call upon the Lord’s name can we have the chance to be protected and that’s why we have come to seek divine intervention for our industry," they said
"With the declaration by Nairobi county, nightclubs will have to lay off staff, and most of us have already issued notice to leave employment because of the reduced hours of operation." They decried.
The nightclub owners and employees have appealed to Governor Johnston Sakaja and President William Ruto to ease the restrictions.
They have also registered their apologies to Kenyans and precisely those who aired their complains about the sound pollution in residential areas
"As employees of bars and pubs in the city, the music department, we apologise to Kenyans whose rights to live in areas free of noise pollution have been violated in the past. May you forgive us as we make our prayers for God to intervene," they pleaded as explained by The Star Newspaper's.
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