Police officers on Saturday night, September 26 conducted a raid on a popular club along Thika Road in Nairobi after it was discovered to have flouted directives issued by the Ministry of Health regarding closure of all bars and nightclubs countrywide.
In a viral video that has since stormed social media platforms, a crowd of people can be seen hurrying out of the premises identified as Quiver Lounge after police stormed the area.
The premises was packed to the rafters with guests by the time police arrived. It was however unclear whether or not the guests were arrested.
Security guards at the premises spoke to 254news.co.ke concerning last night’s events.
“The police raided the place because of sale of alcohol. No one was arrested that night.” revealed one of the guards.
“Afterwards we started selling only soft drinks and food.” he added.
A quick tour of the premises by this writer indicated that the lounge was filled to capacity, with several guests enjoying their lunch alongside a few drinks and watching a series of football matches shown across several screens.
Quiver Lounge, launched a weekend ago, is a Nairobi club located along Thika Road opposite Garden City Mall and neighbours the popular Homeland club.
The latest move by the police follows a viral video that surfaced all over social media platforms of guests enjoying themselves in a picnic event at DNM events park in Garden Estate.
The video attracted angry reactions from netizens who mirrored it to the rampant political gatherings hosted by leaders including President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The picnic event was held for the second time in quick succession, with sources intimating that it would continue to be hosted every weekend.
Quiver lounge last night scenes pic.twitter.com/VjRICMBcmu
— Babake Jayden (@bennytothedj) September 27, 2020