CORONAVIRUS: TOP POLITICIAN CAUGHT DRINKING AT A BAR DURING CURFEW TO APPEAR BEFORE COURT
A top Kenyan politician, Senator Johnson Sakaja who was caught drinking during curfew hours would appear before a court on Tuesday.
The Nairobi Senator was caught drinking at Kilimani bar on Friday, July 17, hours past the state-imposed curfew put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I take full responsibility for having flouted Covid-19 rules on Friday. I was outside my home after 9 pm and that is against the [Covid-19 containment] rules. It is regrettable but all of us make mistakes,” Senator Johnson Sakaja said.
After his arrest on Sunday, a video emerged on social media showing the senator in a cell arguing with police officers.
Senator Sakaja who has been released on police bond has apologised to the public for flouting the COVID 19 curfew in the State and says he is ready to take responsibility for his actions.
He has also stepped down as leader of a Senate committee overseeing the country’s response to Covid-19.
As of July 20, Kenya has recorded over 13,000 coronavirus cases with 234 deaths.