Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 
PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all oduoromondi's badges.
 

Bars to close 2 days before polls

01 March 2013, 13:31Oduor Omondi

All bars operating in Kisumu will remain closed on Sunday and Monday as Kenyans head to the polls.

The government has outlawed the selling of alcoholic drinks in Kisumu for two days saying this is meant to ensure that voters exercise their democratic right to vote in a sober manner.  

According to Kisumu East District Commissioner Willy Cheboi, all bar owners have been duly informed of the directive which takes effect from Sunday morning to Tuesday.

Cheboi has cautioned bar operators against contravening the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill 2012 saying they will be dealt with ‘ruthlessly’ in accordance with the law.

The DC divulged that a special police car has been set aside to ensure that the directive stands.

Clients follow election updates in bars


However, in a quick rejoinder, a section of bar owners within Kisumu’s Central Business District has poured cold water on the move, terming it ‘draconian’.

They said the directive will severely hurt the industry which is a key source of revenue for the government.

The bar operators remain non committal on whether they will heed the directive, insisting that most of their clients rely on their facilities to follow elections updates.

 
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
NEXT ON NEWS24 KENYAX

Safaricom boss Collymore fumes on air

02 September 2014, 13:41

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Safaricom boss Collymore fumes on...

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has landed in tight situations before. This maybe falls in that category. Read more...

Submitted by
oduoromondi
Equity Bank to pump KES 50 millio...

Equity Bank has set aside KES 50 million to support health care delivery in the country as part of its corporate social responsibility programme, the Bank’s Foundation Director, Dr. Hellen Gichui, has disclosed. Read more...

Submitted by
oduoromondi
Kisumu County Govt dismisses sex ...

Kisumu County government has allocated KES 3 million for construction of a water system in Awasi and dismissed a sex for water report aired on local TV recently as a political scheme aimed at portraying the county government as not working. Read more...

Submitted by
John
Police investigate killing of Nyu...

Police in Msambweni constituency, Kwale County, are investigating killing of Nyumba Kumi chair and Registrar of Person’s vetting officer at Shamu area. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
No mischief in head count, Uhuru ...

There will be no discrimination of any type in the ongoing workers head count in the public service, president Uhuru Kenyatta has said. Read more...

Submitted by
Mike Munga
No worker will be intimidated, Ki...

Nairobi Governor, Dr Evans Kidero said that the Biometric Data Capture exercise will help check the excesses and deficits to facilitate redeployment, transfers and separation of duties where necessary, and that it will not be used to victimize anyone. Read more...