In a bid to curb immorality, authorities have ordered closure of La Casa strip club in Karatina, Nyeri County. The closure was prompted by a string of complaints by residents who termed the establishment as promoting ‘unpalatable’ behaviour.
Mathira East Deputy County Commissioner Patrick Messo on Monday confirmed the closure of the establishment saying, “We work for the wananchi and when they complained we launched our own investigations and established that activities being conducted there were actually immoral. We had to close it.”
A resident asked for his two cents on the issue said, “Karatina is a small town where almost everybody knows each another. These activities of women dancing nude are likely to promote immorality. If a young man sees that kind of nudity and they are hot blooded what will prevent them from engaging in rape if they don’t have a girlfriend or money to pay a sex commercial worker?”
A shoe shiner speaking to credible sources had this to say on the closure of the establishment, “The government should not try to control where to patronize. I have been a regular patron to the club and I did not see anything unusual. I’m an adult and nobody should restrict me from seeing whatever pleases my eyes.”
Despite the varied opinions on the fate of the establishment, the strip club was still stripped of its license barely a year after it opened it doors to Karatina residents.