Nakuru County government has put on notice aspirants over noise pollution and erection of campaign materials ahead of the general elections.
The county has introduced new by-laws where aspirants will be required to seek permit for the sound systems and erect their posters in designated areas.
According to the county, the posters had played a part in defacing some of the major streets and billboards adding that any politicians defying the bylaws would be arraigned in court.
According to Naivasha sub-county administrator Julius Nyaata, the new regulations had come into effect with enforcement officers sent on the field to enforce them.
Addressing the press, Nyaata noted that politicians were recklessly erecting their campaigns materials without due procedure.
“We have designated areas where the posters will be erected once the campaign period kicks off and we have passed the directive to the aspirants,” he said.
On the sound systems, Nyaata said that apart from the NEMA certificate the aspirants needed to obtain a noise control permit from the sub-county offices.
“We have seen all manner of politicians criss-crossing the town with loud speakers mounted on their vehicles and this too has to be regulated,” added.
Nyaata at the same time raised concern over increased cases of bars in the area with some of them being used for campaigns.