I was in Narok town recently, ready to experience the much-talked-about Club Laleiyo. By 8pm, I was already seated for the night that would see Mayian FM’s DJ Signal handling matters entertainment from the wheels of steel. Signal started off by playing some Maasai jams, getting the old folks into a party mood.
The club was hosting the third edition of Shuka Night, and there were traditional Maasai delicacies on offer such as munono, ngeemi and mutorik. With this in mind, I made a mental note not to over indulge in anything, but to at least have a taste of them all.
The first thing that would impress you is the sitting arrangement in the club. There is one bar, but two sitting areas. One is an open space, while the other side is a well-ventilated closed space with soft lighting. With a sitting capacity of about 200 people, Club Laleiyo has gigantic LED flat screens through which sport fans enjoy the games, as they sip on their favourite drink.
Waiters and waitresses are always on standby. With a candid smile, a waitress called Mercy calmly introduced herself and asked to take our orders. I order a cold lager, as we wait for our food order of beef wet fry ugali and managu to be ready.
Thirty minutes later, our food was ready. The beef was well cooked and heavenly delicious. Almost every table had a waiter or waitress in waiting, with the manager making rounds to ensure that revellers’ interests were well taken care of.
By 11pm, the club was almost full, with more young people showing up for the turn up. By 1am, the deejay engaged another gear; with some bongo hits rending the air. Young patrons, mostly from the nearby Masai Mara University, dot the dance floor. As the party continued, we jumped on to the dance floor, to have our fair share of the fun.