Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja was on Saturday, at 1am, arrested at a bar in Nairobi’s Kilimani area for allegedly flouting curfew orders.
A report released by police indicates that an officer from Kilimani area received information that a bar, namely Ladies’ Lounge, was still open at around 1.10am.
“KILIMANI POLICE STATION DATED 18/7/2020 AT 0155HRS SUBJECT:ARREST OF A VIP. TODAY AT AROUND O1.10HRS THE KILIMANI ORDERLY OFFICER RECIEVED INFORMATION THAT ONE BAR NAMELY LADIES’ LOUNGE WITHIN DENIS PRINT WAS STILL OPERATING,” reads part of the report.
The police went to the bar, where Sakaja and 10 other people were found seated outside drinking. He was arrested with three others, while the rest managed to escape.
Sakaja was released on a free bond while in custody, but refused to leave. He instead started threatening to have the officers who had arrested him transferred.
“HENCE HON SAKAJA WAS ARRESTED WITH THREE OTHERS WHO REFUSED TO GIVE THEIR NAMES FOR DISOBEYING CURFEW ORDERS AND INCITING OTHERS .IN THE COURSE OF HIS ARREST OTHERS ESCAPED. WHILE IN CUSTODY HE WAS GIVEN FREE BOND BUT REFUSED TO LEAVE, THREATENING TO. TRANSFER ALL OFFICERS WTHIN 24,” reads the police report.
However, Sakaja has denied being arrested, saying that he has never, and will never be arrested. He has even demanded to be shown an Occurrence Book (OB) number.
However, a video doing rounds on social media shows Sakaja in police custody. He has hence been released.