The residents of an upmarket residential area in Kenya’s capital Nairobi have written to the vice-president to complain of noise pollution at his home.
Vice-President William Ruto has been hosting political gatherings at his Karen home.
Hosted a forum for UDA aspirants from Bomet, Kericho, Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet, Samburu and Trans Nzoia counties at Karen, Nairobi County. pic.twitter.com/dhSXx3mkRv
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) November 9, 2021
Residents now say the noise from the gatherings is affecting them.
They have also raised security concerns, including muggings along the road by people “masquerading” as visitors to the vice-president’s home,” residents’ association chairperson James Hirst said.
Visitors parking outside the vice-president’s residence awaiting clearance have also been accused of causing traffic gridlock on that route.
Wealthy families live in the Karen area, with 24-hour security surveillance.