Quiver Lounge Management Statement Following Viral Video of Priest Blessing the Premises
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Allegations that the owners of the well-known city nightclub Quiver Lounge in Kenol, Murang'a County, invited a Catholic priest to dedicate the club have been refuted by the administration of the Quiver Lounge.
"Quiver Lounge happens to be one of the many businesses on which the new mall sits. The businesses there range from supermarkets to petrol stations, as you'd expect in any mall. Therefore, the mall owners, who also happen to be the proprietors of Nokras Hotels and Magunas supermarkets, simply sought the services of the Church in dedicating the mall to God. That's how Quiver Lounge was captured in viral videos while the priest did his thing. This was absolutely not a Quiver Lounge initiative, but that of the mall owners under which the club falls, " he said.
The lounge's owner, Peter Mbugua, also denied using the priests' services at the same time. Nightclubs are enterprises like any other businesses, he continued, so they shouldn't be condemned because they receive favorable treatment.
"We have always sought pastors to pray for our nightclubs every time we open a new branch. This is a business like any other. There are a lot of risks in nightclubs - people can be stabbed to death with bottles, there are knives involved, fires in the kitchens, and stampedes too. We always ask God to protect us from hazards and we also channel a lot of our profits to the Church. I don't see any controversy in asking men of God to bless a new nightclub," Mbugua said.
He added: "As you've already been told, the mall in which Quiver Lounge sits, was being dedicated to God as any business person would as he embarks on a new business challenge. While Quiver Lounge is a nightspot, it also enjoyed the blessings from the priests since it's also part of the many businesses the Murang'a mall hosts,"
Following the release of a video showing a man thought to be a priest dedicating the contentious nightclub, the posh establishment came in for harsh criticism. The priest, who attended the famed Lounge in Kenol's grand opening, was seen in the viral video pouring holy water on the property while another church member held a basin for him.
Kenyans flocked to the comments section to voice their opinions. Quarters vehemently objected to the choice, claiming that it was "tarnishing" the name of God. However, some online users appeared to be content with the choice.
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