NOISE POLLUTION

Loud call to mosques disturbs the peace of non-Muslims

It is a disturbance to people who may be at the office early

In Summary

• While we respect that Kenya is a multi-religion society, the loudspeaker calls are a disturbance to others. 

• Noise generated in the CBD and even in residential areas is an unnecessary distraction for non-Muslims. 

Muslims in Garissa pray at the general Mahamud grounds for Idd-ul-Hajj prayers
RESPECT NON-MUSLIMS: Muslims in Garissa pray at the general Mahamud grounds for Idd-ul-Hajj prayers
Image: STEPHEN ASTARIKO

Although Kenya is a multi-cultural and multi-religion society, tolerance and respect are a two-way street.

The noise from the call to prayer from mosques in the CBD and near residential areas is too much. Mosque leaders should respect the fact that not all Kenyans are Muslims and realise that it is unnecessary to blast the call to prayer on loudspeaker.

In the CBD, this is a disturbance to office workers who may have reported to work a few hours earlier for one reason or another. In the modern day, Islam leaders could send out mobile messages to call followers.

 

Nairobi