WATCH: Ruto supports Sakaja’s war on noise pollution
President William Ruto has welcomed Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja’s move to control noise levels from nightclubs in the city.
Speaking on Monday at Tatu City Special Economic Zone for the official opening of the Twiga Food distribution center, the President assured Governor Sakaja of the government’s full support.
President Ruto also urged the governor to keep off noise from children.
“Governor Sakaja, please keep the noise away from our children. You have our support,” President Ruto said.
This comes hours after several clubs were raided by the police officers for failure to comply with Governor Sakaja’s directives on loud music.
Sakaja’s directives follows complaints from the public about increased noise pollution from nightclubs in residential areas.
On Sunday night police officers stormed some of clubs in the city neigbourhoods, including the popular 1824 Bar & Restaurant on Lang’ata road.
Last week the governor said he would take stern action on premises that fail to heed his orders to revoke all licenses of nightclubs and liquor stores within residential areas.
The county chief also directed that all liquor-selling premises in the county should provide adequate parking space for its clients and subsequently warned that vehicles causing obstruction along roads and footpaths would be impounded.
At the same time, a section of Kenyans have asked the governor to impose a similar order targeting churches in city estates that are known for playing loud music.