Environment

AMBIENTE

Responsible citizens in Watamu, few foreigners

Rally against noise pollution and promises

10-08-2019 by redazione

By now we know, foreigners but especially Italians are excellent keyboard lions, barking dogs from social networks but when there is something to do and join the local community in battles or requests that also approve and seem to be their workhorses, no one shows up.
The complaint for its own sake is one of the evils of our times and unfortunately has taken root also in the mzungu of Watamu.
At least this was the impression during yesterday's successful event on the streets of the tourist resort on the Kenyan coast. Organised by Watamu Against Crime (WAC) and supported by Kilifi County whose Minister of Tourism, Nahida Mohamed, promised to crack down on noise and environmental legislation, Mariam Jeneby was in the front row during the demonstration walk, with her department's director, Zena Mohamed. 
For too long now, clubs in the centre of the town, even in residential areas and in hotels and hospitality facilities large and small, have been emitting music at decibel levels beyond what is permitted and do so almost until the morning, in spite of the regulations and controls.
A demonstration to say enough and raise awareness of the problem among all citizens could only be approved by the County that, abolishing a few months ago the "disco matanga", or music amplified at full volume during weddings and funerals, which continues 24 hours a day, had already given a clear signal. In addition to this legitimate protest, there was also awareness of waste collection (in Watamu it is also possible to recycle plastic, thanks to the Ecoworld center of the Watamu Marine Association, which houses the plastic and crumbles and then resells them) and recycling.
Besides the organizers Eric Van der Linden, Andrea Vernizzi and Damian Davis (respectively president and vice-presidents of Wac) and the director of Medina Palm, Max Cheli, there were only three other non Kenyans. 

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