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February 22, 2018

Sonko backs crackdown of DJs who play loud music in residential areas

"DJs, especially in the residential areas, should not violate the rights of Nairobians to a good working and living environment."
"DJs, especially in the residential areas, should not violate the rights of Nairobians to a good working and living environment."

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has warned DJs working in clubs situated in residential areas of arrests in the event they play loud music.

In a statement on Tuesday, the governor said the DJs will not be allowed to disturb others much as the county appreciates youth earning a living through entertainment.

He spoke in the wake of DJs complaining of being arrested for exceeding allowable sound levels in the residential areas.

"DJs, especially in the residential areas, should not violate the rights of Nairobians to a good working and living environment."

He said pupils and hard working city dwellers should be allowed peaceful nights so that they become productive the following day.

Sonko said in many instances where DJs are arrested, the bar owners and managers are never at the scene.

"To avoid these arrests, DJs have to ensure they do their work in the manner that is allowed," the Governor said.

On Saturday, two DJs of Jikoni Club were arrested for playing loud music.

Read: DJs accuse city inspectorate officers of harassment 

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