Nema to probe reports of noise pollution at a restaurant in Lavington


National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA). PHOTO/NEMA


The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) is going to investigate reports of noise pollution Numero 5 restaurant located at Muthangari Road in Lavington.

In a letter dated May 24, 2022 the environment agency acknowledged receipt of a petition from residents of Exeter Gardens Apartments in Lavington on noise emanating from Numero 5 restaurant.

“An incident is a specific event or occurrence brought to the notice of the Authority and is within NEMA’s mandate and may have an adverse environmental impact. The Authority – the lead agency will address the issue within 14 days,” NEMA observes.

NEMA adds that the matter has been forwarded to its officer, the county director for action.

The Exeter Gardens Apartments residents have written to the police and the complaining of noise pollution and unruly behavior from revelers patronizing the restaurant.

In a letter addressed to the Director General of the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) the residents cite noise pollution as one of their grievances.

They allege that Numero 5 restaurant plays loud music which deprives the residents their quiet life.

Numero 5 Restaurant. PHOTO/UGC

“We residents of Exeter Gardens, an apartment located on Muthangari Road, Valley Arcade, have been having various issues with Numero 5, a bar and restaurant in our neighbourhood since they began operations in October 2020,” they noted.

The residents add that despite raising their complaints with the club, none of them has been addressed.

“The moral decadence exhibited by the revellers is of unbelievable proportions.  Cases of used condoms thrown by the roadside have also been witnessed,” they note.

They allege that their children are often exposed to unruly behavior and foul languages from revellers whenever there is an altercation, incidents they say are common.

“We have engaged and written to the bar and restaurant management with no success and reported the same to Muthangari Police Station,” they added.

The residents have written another letter addressed to Muthangari Police Station raising similar complaints.

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