Trevor Ombija: Netizens pound TV journalist after defending club Kilimani accused of noise pollution

  • Trevor Ombija has defended an establishment believed to be his lover’s after he was listed as one of the contributors to noise pollution in Nairobi
  • The reporter offered that a complaint would be considered valid if only more than half raise the same issue and explained that he had offered to soundproof a house after raising concerns.
  • Netizens have hammered him for his feelings, with some asking him why he offers to soundproof a house, when his establishment is in a residential area

Citizen TV presenter Trevor Ombija found himself in trouble with Kenyans online after a video of him defending a listed establishment for noise pollution after complaints.

Television journalist Trevor Ombija. Photo: Trevor Ombija.
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Trevor Ombija tastes the wrath of KOT

In the video shared on Twitter by various netizens, the journalist claimed that a filed complaint should only be valid if more than half of the people raise it.

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He said:

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“I’ve had consecutive issues in terms of sound levels. One thing I’d like to suggest, and as the chairman had said before, when there’s a complaint against a bar owner or a restaurant, over half the people complain. If there are 20 apartments, 15 of them would have to show us their lease, sign and tell us that’s the problem,” he said.

His comment angered social media users, with some condemning his views.

Some also claimed the reporter defended his lover’s establishment after he was listed as one of the noise polluters in Nairobi.

Here are some of the reactions of netizens to his sentiments:

Nelson Havi said:

“Trevor Ombija, if you’re the noise maker, shut the fuck up. You’re not offering to plug our ears. Noise pollution needs to be contained.”

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@Odangaring commented:

“In 2018 Waititu said the rivers next to his illegal buildings should be relocated to prevent their demolition. In 2022 Trevor Ombija says we should soundproof our homes so his bar can continue to pollute our neighborhoods.”

@Gaddafess added:

“Yaani Trevor Ombija stood confidently and said he offered to soundproof a neighbour’s house… let that sink in. Not his nightclub in a residential area that has noise issues, but someone’s house, cute, I’ve never heard anything so absurd.”

Government revokes 43 licenses for Nairobi clubs

The Nairobi County Liquor Licensing and Control Board has revoked the licenses of 43 nightclubs in Nairobi.

Entertainment joints have been asked to begin the process of closing the premises after numerous complaints.

Nightclubs are mainly located in Kibra, Roysambu, Lang’ata, Westlands, Roysambu, Dagoretti North, Embakasi West and Kamukunji.

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