Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja was on Saturday July 18 n=morning arrested at a Kilimani bar for flouting the government’s curfew orders.
According to a police statement an officer from Kilimani area received information that a bar, namely Ladies Lounge was still operating at around 1.10 am and upon visiting the bar, the police officer found Sakaja among a group of 10 people seated outside drinking.
The senator was advised to leave prompting the officer to call her regional orderly officer who also failed to convince the lawmaker to depart the premises.
Later, the Deputy OCPD Kilimani Adan Hassan with his team joined the other officers at the bar and Sakaja turned violent.
“…That is when Hon. Sakaja became violent raising up his hands to be handcuffed. He incited others not to get away”, the police report read in part.
The police accused him of resisting arrest, being violent and inciting others who were found at the club along Dennis Pritt Road.
“In the course of his arrest, others escaped. While in custody, he was asked to be given a free bond but refused to leave cells threatening to transfer all officers within 24 hours,” read the police report.
A video that surfaced online shows Sajaka in a police station asking for his phone.
“Don’t get into trouble with me. I’ll fight this thing myself, just go,” he is heard telling a close associate who wanted to speak with him.
His close associate insisted that he wanted to talk to Sakaja who declined and emphasises that he goes home.
“I am locked up, how do you want me to come talk to you for one minute, please go home,” the politician declined the request.
“You know me for 10 years but these police officers have known me today but they say I’m drunk. Am I drunk?” Sakaja asked his friend.
In a tweet Sakaja has denied being arrested asking those saying he was arrested to produce an OB number that shows he was booked at a police station.
Never been arrested. Won’t be. Show me an OB Number.
— Sakaja Johnson (@SakajaJohnson) July 18, 2020