“The hotel staff who work in the bars will get less money because they have to close the bars early. The artists will no longer get a chance to perform.”
Ntimani said liquor merchants had suffered greatly during the Covid-19 lockdown when alcohol sales were restricted.
He said business owners will not take government restrictions seriously this time around.
“We have filed briefs on the suspension of these regulations as we seek a more sustainable solution to fighting crime together, without using pubs as scapegoats to fuel crime in the county,” he said.
“This did not happen during the lockdown when we were sensitive to the people who lost their lives and we did not challenge the government. We want to hear if they give us an executive reprieve. If not, we will embarrass them. This is not even a threat.
If we have to go to the Constitutional Court for this court, we will. We will not accept it.”