Back with a bang
One of Nairobi’s iconic clubs is set to swing its doors open again after months of closure.
The infamous Sabina Joy club located at Moi Avenue is undergoing extensive renovations and will be opened later this month.
President Uhuru Kenyatta steps in
The reopening of Sabina Joy and Green Club is only possible following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive. The government has agreed to allow the two city night clubs, to reopen as part of a pilot project to assess the safety of revelers ahead of a full reopening.
The Ministry of Health has been tasked to work with industry stakeholders to come up with self-regulations ahead of a future full reopening.
While it was not clear which guidelines informed the choice of the two clubs, it wasn’t lost to Kenyans that Sabina Joy Club is infamous as the most popular sex den in Nairobi. Escorts of all sizes are readily available to satisfy any man’s/woman urge for sex night and day at the popular establishment.
Mzee Gerald Gikonyo, a pioneer city businessman who doubles up as the owner of Sabina Joy according to media sources was honored and awarded the ‘Key to the City’ by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nairobi Ex-Governor Evans Kidero in 2017 for his multi-billion investment group that has employed over 100,000 Kenyans across the country.
EABL spares no expenses to swing Sabina Joy’s doors open
Among the biggest stakeholder on the forefront to have the clubs back in business and serving patrons is Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL). KBL, which supplies alcohol to majority of bars and clubs in the country has been hit hard by Covid-19 ripple effects.
Mid this year, all bars and drinking holes were ordered to stay closed by the government and sale of alcohol restricted as the government raced to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
Raising the bar literally
KBL’s mother company East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL), is now stepping in to literally save bars and clubs in the country. The company has set aside Sh500 million ($5 million) for the initiative dubbed “Raise the Bar“.
It is hoped that with the successful reopening of Sabina Joy and Green club the same will play out across the country.
Business won’t be ‘back to normal’
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, things won’t be back to normal just yet. Establishes will be expected to maintain and observe all safety measures recommended by the World Health Organisation and backed by the government.
Sabina Joy bar counters will now have a separation perspex glass while several sanitization booths will be installed in the two facilities.
The Bar owners are also being trained on safety measures as well as infrastructure upgrades to enforce social distancing.146