J’s Fresh Bar and Kitchen, a popular high-end hangout joint in Westlands Nairobi, has come under public pressure threatening its closure, as social media went wild with numerous videos and threads on Friday morning, December 12th. This is after a reveller making an appearance at the club posted a video on Instagram with a lengthy sentimental caption claiming she was assaulted by the bouncers and the club manager. The victim @faysflow posted videos of the incident and the response has been overwhelming on Instagram and Twitter.
Fay says she was slapped and had lemon water splashed on her by a female bartender from the club after asking for her change after spending Ksh.5000. The bartender reluctantly handed her the change after thirty minutes which she collected from the tip jar and afterwards threw lemons at her and slapped her.
The fracas ensued shortly afterwards when the bartender called security on her. They were hurled by the bouncers but they remained adamant demanding to view the CCTV footage. She asked for the manager who arrived but was audacious from arrival.
After some confrontation, Fay and her friend got locked inside a room together with the bartender and a few other J’s staff for two hours. During this time they were being stroked by Vincent, the manager who was infuriated and repeatedly insisted he could not be told how to do his job.
She was separated from her squad the whole time and it took the effort of her friends Barak Jacuzzi, Sinatra Okello, Emmanuel Jambo and Dj Big Bear to communicate with her sister who contacted the cops from Muthangari Police Station and got her rescued albeit further persuasion. They however later recorded a statement with the police.
Following this occurrence, Fay has launched a petition against J’s, with many celebs and tweeps backing her. She claims that was totally uncalled for and it was high time someone spoke out about it. She has shut down J’s after they released an official statement terming it as false and the footage as manipulated. Many movers posted the short video, J’s Cancelled, on their stories airing their views about the issue as well. Many claim ‘blacks’ are discriminated by being offered lacklustre services with whites being served the best due to the tips they sometimes offer.\