Nakuru town is among Kenya’s fastest-growing urban centres.
The town continues to expand as population increases which can be said to be a good thing for business.
However, it shocks that major night spots in the town have been closing down.
Those who grew in the town in the 1990s know of clubs like Dimples, Pivot, and Coco Savannah.
They were the talk of the town during the period as hosted famed artists for jigs on weekends.
However, Coco Savannah is no more. The club closed down and left its lovers with no place to go shake a leg.
Another popular club was Samba and Rafikiz. Rafikiz was strategically located at the Kenyatta Avenue just opposite Nyayo Gardens. It was a popular joint for Nakuru’s finest who could not mind spending an arm and a leg on a single whiskey.
It, however, was all of a sudden hit by hard times and had to close down.
Just a few metres from Rafikiz, there was Club Samba only several stairs down Club Dimples. Known for its skimpily-dressed patrons, Samba hit Nakuru with bhang.
But just like it shot up with the speed, that is how it also closed down.
Recently, club Sting shut down. Sting, located along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway, was another big boy in the industry before doors came shutting.
With millennials all over town and thirsty for entertainment, why are the joints closing that fast in Nakuru?
That is a question that should worry about the department of trade within Nakuru county government.