We commend Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o, through his acting City Manager Abala Wanga, for issuing a notice to the establishments to minimize noise pollution in Kisumu County.
We particularly want to thank Mr. Wanga for banning prayer “crusades” in public places. Noise emitted from religious institutions is one of the major causes of noise pollution in Kenya. Nobody, whatever the religion or purpose, can claim a right to create noise even in his own premises which would travel beyond his precincts and cause a nuisance to neighbors or others.
The call for prayers which is integral to Islam should also be banned.
We reiterate that faith is a private matter that should not be allowed to vitiate public life.