Did Moses Wetangula Call Out Muslims for Noise Pollution?

“It’s coming to the end of 2022 and Muslims should also embrace technology and buy alarm clocks or set alarms on their classy phones. There is really no sense in appointing someone to be yelling at the whole estate at 4 am in the name of waking them up to go pray,” reads a post alongside the image of Kenya’s speaker of the National Assembly, Moses Wetangula. 

This post emerges after this account “Hon. Moses Wetang’ula” impersonating the speaker, earlier shared the same post, attributing it to Moses Wetangula. 


On October 3, 2022, Nairobi County Government issued a notice to close down almost 43 clubs in different parts of the city for contravening set regulations on noise pollution and excessive vibrations. Later, this notice was reconsidered on grounds that both the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, National Bar Owners Association, the county government and other stakeholders for a dialogue. 

While this deliberation happened on October 9, 2022, later on November 25, 2022 the county government issued another notice to revoke licenses for night clubs operating in residential areas. Those existing in areas marked as residential areas will only operate as bars and restaurants and for specific hours. 


This move by the county government to close down noisy night clubs sparked an argument about churches set up within residentials. Thus, this post allegedly by Hon.Wetangula targeting muslims. 

However, in a tweet, the speaker of the National Assembly denies making this statement. Addressing the Facebook which had initially shared these claims, Wetangula said that this account is being used to circulate content and that it is fake. He also added that he has alerted “the relevant authorities to look into the matter and take appropriate action.”

An alarming trend about posts published by this account impersonating the speaker of the National Assembly, is that most of them are grammatically wrong. 


This statement calling out Muslims was not made by Hon. Wetangula as alleged. 

This fact-check was produced by Africa Uncensored with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck, African Fact Checking Alliance network and the United Nations Development Programme.

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