Piera Makena’s Event Park & Chill Banned In Kiambu County

Kiambu County Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha has issued a ban on the growing trend of Nairobi residents converging on the serene tea farms and roads of Kiambu County, particularly on Sundays, for recreational purposes.

Speaking to the public on Thursday, December 14, 2023, Mr. Nkanatha highlighted the emergence of ‘park and chill’ sessions in the region since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He expressed concern over youths traveling from Nairobi to Githunguri and Limuru to engage in activities such as partying, alcohol consumption, loud music, and even illicit behavior.

“This trend is of great concern to us. Over the past three weeks, we have been cracking down on these activities, arresting individuals in Limuru and taking them to court,” stated Nkanatha, noting that the issue has raised security apprehensions in the area.

Dissatisfied with the disruptive activities, he called on all county commissioners to collaborate in eliminating what he perceived as a threat to peace and order in Kiambu.

Nkanatha emphasized the seriousness of the crackdown, stating that permits for areas allowing alcohol consumption would be required, with no permits granted for street activities.

“We want to ensure citizens’ safety. We do not want to tolerate alcoholism, drug use, or illegal immigrants. We have an operational order to stop these gatherings, and every leader, whether in uniform or not, must contribute to ending this problem,” declared Nkanatha.

This move echoes a similar incident in July 2021 when police officers shut down Pierra Makena’s ‘Park ‘n’ Chill’ event in Meru, citing COVID-19 concerns. Nkanatha’s ban underscores the commitment to maintaining public safety and order in the region.

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