Kilifi authorities reinforce ban on disco matangas


Kilifi,KENYA: Authorities in Kilifi county  have moved to enforce a ban on night  vigil festivities popularly known as disco Matanga’s that was issued in 2016 prompting an outrage  of disco owners in Kilifi South sub-county.

In a letter seen by Baraka FM written by Kilifi county commissioner Josephat Mutisya , to all deputy county commissioners , the county commissioner wants the night ban reinforced  citing negative effects of night festivities to  the academic performance of school children.

“ Loud music /Discos are being played week in week out over light spaces  allowing no space  for our children to study  or even adequately  sleep so as to prepare so as to prepare fo the following day.School going children loiter in the day in search of where the music comes from” Reads part of the letter.

This has been prompted by a complaint by the Kilifi county department of public service which has cited the presence of the discos as the reason why the performance students in Kilifi has always been low .

“Our education records in our county  is detrimentally very low .The countrywide academic ranking says it all” Reads the letter written by the Kilifi  county secretary Anold Mkare to the county commissioner.

The county commissioner has further requested his deputies to help county officials in their quest to reinforce the ban.

Part of the reinforcement involves the ban on issuance of noise permits.

Kilifi was among the first counties to ban the vigil.

Last year Siaya county also issued a ban on the vigils  citing crime and immorality.