Lang’ata MP Jalang’o’s baby mama Cheptoek Boyo is now accusing a Nairobi-based Mosque of noise pollution.
In an online petition, the Journalist and content creator asked the Masjid Marwa mosque situated in South C to either shut down or lower their instrument’s sound.
In a report by Tuko.co.ke, Jalang’o’s baby mama said the Mosque was opened in December 2022 at a residential building without the knowledge of other tenants.
“We just woke up one day in December 2022 and realized there’s a mosque,” Boyo said.
Cheptoek said she has started an online petition that almost 200 Kenyans have signed to help control noise pollution in the city.
“I came up with the petition idea because my workmate lives in the same area and she had the same issue because the mosque is opposite her residence,
“She called me to inquire if I was having the same problem and I was having the same problem but I was a bit quiet because the volume was a bit low when they were starting,” she said.
Kivumbi.co.ke understands that in December 2022, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja called on churches and mosques to be considerate of the level of sound coming from the buildings.
The governor said his administration will hold a discussion with the religious institutions on how law and order will be maintained.
“We are asking churches and mosques to be considerate, and we will have a discussion with them. There will be order,” Sakaja said.
He, however, ordered the immediate closure of nightclubs in residential areas following public uproar over noise pollution.
He canceled the licenses issued and ordered his officers not to renew the permits for the aforementioned facilities.
The Governor noted that Nairobi is the Silicon Savannah of Africa, saying that the greatest asset is not below the ground but above ground. “It is our young people.”