Party-chasing Kenyans to host 24-hour parties in light of Matiang'i order to close bars for census - The Sauce
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Party-chasing Kenyans to host 24-hour parties in light of Matiang’i order to close bars for census

It was once said that Kenyans are a peculiar lot. The nation has responded to Matiang’ i order to close bars with an intriguing solution.

According to afew posts on social media, various bars within the capital will host 24-hour parties so as to give Kenyan revelers what they want. The move comes just days after Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’ i ordered that bars remain closed from 5 pm to 6 am for Saturday and Sunday for the sake of the national census. The order rubbed many the wrong way with a few taking to social media to air their frustrations.

As earlier reported by The Sauce, Kenyans on Twitter were quick to react to the order, with some offering hilarious counter-arguments in support of keeping bars open. But it seems that Kenyans have now moved on from complaining to actually taking action, with some innovative solutions to ensure they can still party despite the bar closure order. Prominent clubs such as Blacky’z Lounge at Hurlingham, Whiskey River on Kiambu Road and Jiweke Tavern have published posters for 24-hour parties set to start on Friday (23.08.2019) 5 pm to Saturday (24.08.2019).

The various bars promise party-goes an unforgettable experience entertained by several deejays and fuelled by great alcohol offers. The Moran Lounge and Grill will even host a lively pool tournament for patrons during its 24-hour bash. The club’s social media account reads, “The Pool Tournament is scheduled to start at 10 AM on Saturday 24th. Remember registration is free and winners will walk home with cash prizes. ”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Capital News reported Matiang’ i urged the public to be at their residences so that everything can proceed smoothly. “So please be available in your house on Saturday to ensure you are counted. That is why we will have all the social places, especially bars, closed from 5 pm so that we give everyone an ample time to be home by 6 pm when enumerators will be coming to count you,” said Matiangi on Wednesday(21.08.2019).

He further reiterated that there will be no public holiday on Monday after the exercise. “Do not be the kind of people who look for small opportunities to go and have fun. Why do you need a public holiday, yet we will be counting from Saturday night from 6 o’clock and on Sunday same time? Since independence, we have never had a holiday during the census,” he added.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Some More Sauce...


Aoki Lee Simmons is feeling “depresso espresso”. The 21-year-old model – who is the youngest daughter of model and mogul Kimora Lee Simmons and...

Da Squeeze

Sunday, April 7 saw first edition of Blankets & Wine this year, with a promising lineup of acts and good music to boot. As...


Rihanna would love to have a baby girl. The chart-topping star already has two boys – RZA and Riot – with A$AP Rocky, and...


OJ Simpson’s infamous memoir title was changed by Ron Goldman’s family to make it look as if he was admitting to his murder. The...


Google searches about “sore eyes” spiked during the solar eclipse that transfixed North America. Millions of people in the US, Canada and Mexico looked...


Vick Hope gets her “fix” of Taylor Swift when husband Calvin Harris goes away. The 34-year-old presenter is a fan of the ‘Karma’ singer...


Couples who drink alcohol together live longer. A study has revealed that people in a relationship where both parties booze typically have longer lives...


Taylor Swift’s music has returned to TikTok. The ‘Shake it Off’ singer’s tracks had been pulled from the social media platform by her label...