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Wetangula Clarifies on Calling for Regulation of Mosques

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National Assembly (NA) Speaker Moses Wetangula has come out to strongly dissociate himself with a viral Facebook post calling for the regulation of Mosques in Kenya.

The viral post seen by Kenyans.co.ke was addressed to mosques around the city asking them to regulate noise arguing that it was an inconvenience to many.

However, Wetangula distanced himself from the viral post indicating that in as much as the account with the post has his name, it was a parody account.

A silhouette image of people using the Facebook application.

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“My attention has been drawn to a post making rounds on social media using my name.

Please note that the account being used to circulate the content is fake,” read the statement by Wetangula in part.

While tagging the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on his statement, the NA speaker assured the public that the owner of the parody account that has already amassed 65,000 followers would be arrested.

“I have alerted relevant authorities to look into the matter and take appropriate action,” he wrote in a statement.

The debate on regulating noise levels in places of worship started after Nairobi County governor Johnson Sakaja revoked licenses for nightclubs and wines and spirits joints operating in residential areas to curb noise pollution.

In a circular dated November 25, the governor also instructed bars in residential places not to play music past 10.00 pm.

“Bars and restaurants in residential areas must operate within the specified time and control noise emanating from their premises,” the circular further dictated.

The Atheists in Kenya led by Harrison Mumia on November 26, accused Sakaja of being unfair citing that churches were the biggest source of noise population in Nairobi.

“We demand that the Nairobi County government include places of worship in its notice. We suspect that Sakaja is privileging religious institutions on this issue,” the society indicated in a statement.

Atheists in Kenya Chairman Harrison Mumia

Atheists in Kenya Chairman Harrison Mumia

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