Seven disc jockeys were on Saturday night arrested in Nairobi in a crackdown targeting nightclubs playing loud music.
The entertainers were picked from different nightclubs in Nairobi’s Kilimani area during the operation dubbed ‘Punguza Muziki’, whose aim is to curb noise pollution in the city.
The arrested DJs include Bernard Kipruto from Tamasha Restaurant, Samuel Chamba (Gemini), Rich Wambua (Blackies), Dan Max (Cavalli), Emmanuel Munezi (Ashaki), Felix Odhiambo (Casavera), and Marvin Odhiambi (Jiweke Tavern).
Police say the deejays will remain in custody awaiting arraignment on Monday for violating laws that prescribe residents’ rights to peaceful and quiet neighborhoods.
DJ Focus, who was among deejays arrested in a similar operation in Kilimani last weekend, accused police officers of harassing entertainers.
“Last night I was arrested while in the middle of my set for “playing loud music in a club”. I was confused & angered coz it was abrupt w/ no warning & taken aggressively like I was a criminal,” DJ Focus wrote on Twitter.