Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ASK Showground racket

Since the 'show' started yesterday, we, who live in Nyali and especially those who are near the show ground, have not slept peacefully. It has been like living next door to a bar and/or nightclub!

Where is NEMA with it's noise pollution law? I rang up various numbers, last night, in the hope that something would be done about it pronto, to no avail! One gets the impression that this law is very selective and while the PDEO (Deputy Provincial Environment Officer), Mr. Kyengo - 0721-302101, told me that he was going to do something about it, he never did. And in the event that he did, we are saturated with insolence in every direction for the volume did not go down even a fraction.

We were treated to non-stop loud 'music' from the showground till the early hours of this morning! I was told by another officer from our Environment office that they had a gadget which measured this and is (the noise), supposed to be only 30 meters from it's origin, but, it was way beyond this area. In fact, this racket can be heard right across to the Island, too, and so for the residents who live even within a few kilometers of this place, are treated to this noise on the North mainland.

Since Ramadhan has also just started, are we going to have sleepless nights till this horrible and offensive show is over? And who was the 'genius' who thought up this period to have the 'show', anyway? There are Muslims living all over who are going to be thoroughly disturbed by this not to mention all the normal people who cannot afford to have sleepless nights in the name of an agricultural show.

I could even feel the vibrations of the racket despite being nearly a kilometer from the ground! What is this nonsense? Can Kenyans never do anything without making a racket? Do they have any sense about disturbing others and/or their taste for 'music' and the volume it is being played at, might not be the same?

Please, spare a thought for the elderly, sick and the children before playing anything at ear-splitting levels.

I hope and pray that tonight and subsequent nights will be passed by all in peace, Insha'Allah.

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