Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Noise in the name of functions and religion - 36th reminder to NEMA and others concerned....

I've tried enduring this constant assault on my ears not to mention all of the people who live in this town and neighbourhood, but, while both Christian and Muslim religious noise reduced a little towards the beginning of this year, they have started with a vengeance, now.

The question arises - why did they reduce and now increased all of a sudden? Is it because some 'officialdom' out there took some kind of action whose effect is now wearing off?

After all we are Kenyans who, like little kids, have to constantly be 'reminded' that there's some kind of law that we are breaking and/or making ourselves into nuisances. Since, we have a culture of lawlessness in this country which is made worse by complete selfishness where we can do what we like as long as we have the money to pay off, officialdom, should it raise any objections to our objectionable and lawless activities.

In the process we have scant regard for our neighbours, the law or anything else and we (the moneyed and the politically connected among us, especially), do as we like, when we like and how we like, wherever we like.

A couple of weeks ago, there was another noisy function at the MWA Hall at night, and the merry makers couldn't care less nor the DJ for that matter that they could be disturbing not only the entire residential neighbourhood with their boom, boom kind of music, but also the very sick in the Aga Khan hospital next door and the ones at Pandya hospital, too which is not too far off. Then, they continued after the 'magical' hour of 11.00 pm. They only stopped after I called the cops, who for once showed up within 15 minutes and stopped the racket! Which means that had the 'law' not showed up, they would have continued the whole night.....?!

The neighbourhood mosque and the lunchtime 'services' held by a Christian organization have re-started their noisy prayers which are currently going on as I write this.

When will we EVER become a law abiding nation, I wonder?

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