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Sierra Apartments Limited in Kileleshwa, has on 7th February written a letter to the ward’s Member of County Assembly (MCA) Robert Alai to intervene regarding noise pollution from a mosque nearby.

Darul Arqam Islamic Center which also serves as a mosque is one plot away from Sierra Court.

At the advent of the mosque, the neighbors suffered tremendous inconvenience arising from noise within the mosque as well as overflow of vehicular traffic which the residence noted wasn’t managed well.

Sierra Apartments, in the letter seen by Ghetto Radio revealed that upon engaging with the mosque’s management, they addressed the noise by switching off the speakers in the corridors of the mosque, hiring a parking site and engaging traffic marshals.

The major concern now is the noise emanating from the mosque as a result of the installation of loudspeakers. The residents are woken up early morning at 05h00 by a loud call for prayer. This also occurs during the day and in the night.

“We as residents of Nyando Road are seeking to peacefully coexist with the mosque. However, the loudspeakers must be removed,” the letter read in part.

Sierra added that the worshipers can quietly attend prayers without infringing on the rights of the neighbours. It further revealed that its engagement with the management of the mosque hasn’t resolved the matter

“The purpose of this letter is to kindly seek your indulgence in helping the Nyando Road residents get back the much-needed peace. Looking forward to hearing from you,” added the letter.

On December 2, 2022, Nairobi Governor Jonhson Sakaja explained why he spared places of worship from the crackdown on premises responsible for noise pollution in residential areas, but warned that they will be looked at again in the near future.



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