Kakamega is one of the Kenyan towns that are seeing a growth spurt occasioned by devolution. Development in infrastructure and real estate has seen a gradual influx of investors. New institutions such as colleges, universities and hospitals have also contributed to a growing population. This development is being witnessed in the entertainment industry as entrepreneurs move in to provide patrons with spots to relax and unwind after rigorous nation-building.
The following are some of the most popular joints Kakamega patrons throng to unwind.
1. Club Signature
Club Signature is arguably the most popular entertainment club in Kakamega going by the number of revellers it attracts.
Located on Canon Awuor street, just behind the main Kakamega-Mumias highway, Signature is popular among young adults so you’re most likely to find it lively at night.
Saturday and Sunday nights are most popular and you are likely to miss a seat if you arrive past 10pm.
The club has a DJ booth, good (decorative) lighting, several big screens for football lovers and the sound system is quite good.
Music is quite diverse, ranging from R&Bs to Rumba to Afro House club bangers.
2. Club Eleven
This is yet another popular club among young revellers. It is located just two blocks down the street from its rival Club Signature.
Like Signature, it sees huge traffic at night, especially Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. It’s ambience is good (music, lights, and tables).
Located in the Garage area of Kakamega town, Westlife is popular among younger folks with bubbling blood.
Like Club Eleven and Signature, it comes to life at night, especially Fridays to Sundays.
It has the bells and whistles that attract younger folks (lights, loud energetic music, big screens etc).
Waiters are provocatively dressed and have been known to strip tease patrons.
4. 37 Lounge
Located along the Kakamega-Mumias road, 37 Lounge is a popular spot among older adults.
Located adjacent to the new Khetias Supermarket (formerly Nakumatt Midtown) and opposite KCB, it ha s enough screens for football lovers and music is mostly Rumba and Lingala, appropriate for its clientele.
It most popular late in the afternoon to about midnight
Bombaz is yet another cool entertainment spot for patrons who like a quiet and laid back environment.
It is located on the outskirts of Kakamega town, just off the Mumias Matatu stage, opposite Car Wash.
It is popular in from the afternoon, mostly from Friday to Sunday. The club exclusively plays Rumba and Lingala music.