Machakos County Commissioner Matilda Sakwa has warned bar owners’ employing the services of strippers to entertain revelers in their business premises that their days were numbered.
Addressing the public at the Kenyatta Stadium during celebrations to mark this year’s Madaraka day fete, Sakwa said the government will not allow such illegal activities to thrive in the area.
She observed that rogue businessmen were making a kill out of the vice.
The County Commissioner said her office has reliable information that several night clubs in Machakos town were soliciting the services of strippers to cash in on gullible male patrons.
She warned that such activities would not be tolerated,and asked the County government to work with security organs to ensure such bars are closed down and revoke their licenses with immediate effect.
We have received information to the effect that strippers are here with us and have been sighted in a number of night clubs entertaining revelers .We want to caution bar owners that the government will not hesitate in revoking their trading licenses once we establish that such a practice is being entertained in their businesses, she warned.
Sakwa has also directed all businesspersons operating guesthouses and lodges in the county to keep a detailed record of their clients, to help weed out criminal elements from the area.
She said the exercise should also extend to foreigners visiting the area, saying this will ensure those without work permits are not allowed in the country.
On sand harvesting that has become a menace in the county, Sakwa has urged the County government to come up with mechanisms that will help eradicate the challenges arising from the activity from the area.
She noted that with increased demand for the commodity in the city and other areas, unscrupulous traders had invaded the county in droves and were making a kill from the business.
We want the county government to help us address the challenge of sand harvesting in this area, as it is threatening the very future of this county. It also has come to our attention that some people are even going to the extent of harvesting sand along the highways and in the process inconveniencing motorists and other road users, she said.
And on the ongoing fight against corruption, the administrator has warned civil servants against engaging in activities that may imperil their jobs.
She said as public officers, they must be at the forefront in assisting the government in the fight against graft, which has become a national eyesore.
The commissioner also urged residents to take advantage of the proposed Universal Health Scheme, by enrolling with relevant authorities before the program, which is in its pilot phase takes off.
While addressing the nation at Kinoru Stadium during the Madaraka Day celebrations, President Uhuru Kenyatta named Machakos, alongside Kisumu,Isiolo and Nyeri as some of the counties expected to be used as pilot counties in the ambitious health scheme.
Source: Kenya News Agency