Quiver Lounge ’Blessing” Controversy
Quiver Lounge has denied claims that its management specifically sought out the services of Church chaplains to ‘bless’ their newest branch in Kenol, Murang’a.
In an exclusive interview with Citizen Digital, Quiver Lounge’s General Manager Joseph Ng’ang’a denied claims of seeking out the services of the priests on the material day, clarifying that the men of God had been asked to come and bless the mall as a whole and not Quiver Lounge in specific.
“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. And 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.
” 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. ”
“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. ”