Senator Sakaja seized for violating curfew order

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Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja spent the night in a police cell after he was seized for violating night time curfew imposed to fight the spread of Covid-19.

Mr Sakaja was seized alongside three others after they were caught drinking at Ladies Lounge in Kilimani shortly after 1am.

Police said they went to the lounge after they received a report of that the restaurant was open late in the night.

They found at least 10 people drinking including the senator. 

“They were advised to leave but the senator declined and became violent, inciting others not to go” police said in a report. 

The senator and three other revelers were seized. Police said others escaped. 

Following the arrest, police said they gave the suspects free bond but Mr Sakaja refused to leave the cells and threatened to transfer all officers involved in his arrest within 24 hours.

Mr Sakaja was released on Saturday morning on free bond.

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