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Sunday, August 30, 2015
The continued festering wound of noise during the ASK Show...
Since I wrote about this a couple of days ago to the NEMA County Director, Mr. Stephen Wambua, nothing has changed regarding the decibels at which music is played all night at this Showground.
Even as I write this, there is the boom, boom sound coming from there.
It would seem that many people who live in Nyali but are not at the receiving end of this racket, cannot understand why I keep picking on the various authorities for not containing this noise.
While this ASK Show has been taking place at its present location since decades, the noise level has increased since the 1990s.
Unfortunately, our town planners have deemed it fit to also allow residential buildings to sprout all around this show ground.
In other towns and cities in the country, this is not always the case, e.g., Nairobi. There are very few residences close to the Showground, there. So, why is it that in Mombasa it has been allowed to the detriment of the residents.
There seems to be no kind of compromise by the Show convenors to allow for this state of affairs and one has to live within the environs of this ground to appreciate what I am talking about.
Despite there being noise pollution laws in place, they are not applied here. Why?
So many of us work, have or are sick or have small children. Can these authorities tell us how we should deal with these, please?