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Sakaja trains guns on ‘noisy’ churches

By Mercy Simiyu December 4th, 2022 1 min read

Days after shutting down night clubs operating in residential areas while citing noise pollution, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has now trained his sights on places of worship.

In a message on his socials, the youthful politician stressed his government will clamp down on social places that breed noise to families.

“We did not wake up one morning and shut down night clubs,” he said.

“We spoke to their owners over time and they agreed to comply with the rules but some of them ignored. Then we took action.”

The move by Sakaja to clamp down on churches has elicited mixed reactions, with a section of residents faulting the governor for likening places of worship to bars.

Some of these residents noted churches and mosques are integral to the spiritual growth of the society.

Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi accused Sakaja of breaking the law.

“If we obey the law we will not disagree. Obeying and enforcing the law is not discretionary. No one has power to break, overlook or override the law,” the lawyer observed.

Sakaja responded by saying churches and mosques will be subjected to the same rules in a bid to reduce noise pollution.

President William Ruto has publicly supported Sakaja’s stance on clamping down on noise pollution.

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