County Government to raid on noise polluters in the city

Posted by Public Communications Team
on 15 May 2017
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County Government to raid on noise polluters  in the city

The County Government 10th May, 2017 warned that it will take stern action againstnoise polluters who continue to contravene the National Environment (Noise Standards And Control) Regulations, 2003.

In its bid to raid out noise pollution in the city, especially in the residential areas, the County Government is set to equip the 17 sub counties with noise dosimeters to detect noise levels in social establishments.  

Dr John Ntoiti,  the County Sub County Administration Chief Officer who represented Governor Evans Kidero told a consultative forum for Dagoretti North residents held at Covenant Community Church Hall in Kileleshwa that the machines will help to detect the culprits.  Ntoiti said,  "without the machines it is very hard to prove to the courts that those arrested indeed did exceed the noise levels." The limit for the night is 35 decibels and a continuous exposure to noise beyond 85 decibels for 10 hours and above can cause total deafness.

ntioti 3The County Sub County Administration boss Dr John Ntoiti addresses more than 700 Dagoretti North Sub County residents who participated in a consultative forum held at Covenant Community Church Hall on 10th May 2017. 

The Dagoretti North Sub County Administrator Ms Janet Kimeu urged the more than 700 residents to continue supporting the County has it redoubles its effort in service delivery, adding, "the County Government will continue to seek and embrace partnership from all its stakeholders and encourage community driven approach in managing and tackling environmental challenges."

Also present were Mr Patrick Lumumba from the Governor's office, Ward Administrators, Kilimani-Meshack Omiti, Kileleshwa -Nelly Indui, Kabiro-RaphealKinyungu, Kawangware-Mirriam Muyoki and Gatina-Christopher Mulu.