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How dramatic demolition of Simmers landed magistrate, lawyer in trouble

Popular Simmers Bar and Restaurant, Nairobi, after it was closed on March 2, 2018. 

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What you need to know:

  • Surrounded by more refined businesses like the 680 Hotel and the 19-floor Ecobank Towers, Simmers stuck out like a sore thumb.
  • It was a place where the ordinary Kenyan mingled with the rich.
  • Here, politicians and businessmen, job seekers, corporate slaves and entrepreneurs mixed into a potent concoction that was a never ending party.