Nairobi’s Kenyatta Avenue was a spectacle on Monday because demolition of stalls, a car wash and a car park constructed on land previously occupied by the popular Simmers Club.
They were demolished after Nairobi Governor Michael Sonko thretened to bring them down. County government earth-movers flattened the famous “pimp my ride” modern car wash and accessories stall at the junction of Kenyatta Avenue and Mundi Mbingu. Governor Sonko was recorded in a video threatening that the car wash business sitting on the land did not obtain planning approval and would be knocked off.
“We know the owner, he has a car wash business at the former Simmers club grounds without county government approval. This car wash will be demolished the same way he demolished a school,” the Governor said.
A year ago, Simmers Club, a well known joint on the same land was demolished in a land battle between the landlord and the tenant.