Trevor Ombija, the Citizen TV journo who graces the screen to interrogate policymakers, appeared in a different forum this week, where he switched roles to act as a policymaker with an interesting brief.
Trevor reportedly operates one of the clubs that had been identified for censure and possible closure, for noise pollution.
Trevor was sharply dressed, as always, and he sounded even sharper when he spoke to convey his novel solution to noise pollution.
Apparently, there are parts of the city where ear-shattering music is considered a natural phenomenon.
As a thoughtful, considerate neighbour, Trevor said he was tired of complaints that filtered in, “back-to-back,” like a deejay playing with interruption, and was ready to act.
Trevor said he offered a particularly nagging neighbour’s house to sound proof their house, but instead of the said neighbour being grateful for his magnanimity, she said the entire house should be sealed.
Still, Trevor was willing to consider the request, but he’d need to see a lease agreement as proof of ownership.
It’s easy to sympathise with Trevor; in these tough times, folks might trek from Korogocho or King’eero and declare they are his neighbours, just to try their luck.
That’s the problem of living in parts of town where music strikes naturally and forcefully, like the hurricanes on the ocean, and so cannot respond to the regular, common-sense approaches like turning down the volume.
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Needless to say, folks who inhabit such universe would be certified as hard on hearing. It’s surprising Trevor & Co haven’t proposed that those complaining should just ship out, and let the music play.