Popular nightclub 1824 set to reopen at a new location

muloozi Daniel
muloozi Daniel

Popular nightclub 1824 is making a comeback to the Nairobi entertainment scene, but with a new name and location!

The club, previously on Lang’ata Road, was demolished in March due to ongoing issues.

One of the club’s directors revealed to Citizen Digital that they’ve found a new spot on Aerodrome Road and are working hard to get everything ready.

Instead of being called 1824, the club will now go by its Roman numeral equivalent – MDCCCXXIV.

Before being demolished, 1824 faced many problems and was shut down by the police in December last year. Its closure was met with mixed reactions from people who had fond memories of partying there.

1824 is owned by Wilson Nashon Kanani and two other business associates, Biko Ochieng Gwendo and George Avugwi Lutta. Each of the directors owns 1000 shares in Seventeen Forty Nine Limited, the company that owns 1824.

However, legal issues arose when the High Court froze assets worth Sh643.2 million belonging to Kanani.

The court ruling came after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) launched a case to seize Kanani’s assets, which he couldn’t explain the source of. Kanani was a Nairobi County government employee, earning a modest net salary of Ksh 55,866.75 per month (gross salary of Ksh 88,530).

Kanani is said to have acquired his wealth by diverting revenue meant for Nairobi County Government through bank accounts held by his private companies and others held by his wife.

He then acquired high-end assets like a Nairobi apartment valued at Ksh. 6.5 million, land in Naivas valued at Ksh. 11.2 million, and a house in Busia valued at 11.2 million.

He also acquired four high-end vehicles which he cruised around in, namely; Mercedes Benz E350, Mercedes Benz E300, Toyota Land cruiser LC 200 V8, and a Toyota Alphard van.

Despite the setbacks, it seems the directors have bounced back and 1824 is gearing up for a fresh start, ready to once again become a hotspot for nightlife in Nairobi.

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