Sakaja threatens to transfer cops who arrested him for drinking during curfew
Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja spent the night at the Kilimani police station after he was arrested drinking at a bar along Dennis Pritt Road during curfew hours.
The Jubilee senator, who is a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta, was taken in after causing scene at the ladies Lounge where he was found drinking past 1am with 10 others.
A police report at Kilimani police station indicates that the first team of officers had told the senator to leave the social joint but he defied, prompting them them call in their seniors.
Among the senior officers who arrived at the bar where Sakaja and others were drinking in defiance of curfew order was deputy Kilimani sub County police commander Adan Hassan.
The lawmaker is said to have also defied his order to leave and dared them to handcuff him.
“On visiting the said place, (police) found about 10 seated outside drinking. Sakaja became violent raising hands to be handcuffed,” the report reads.
“He invited others not to get away hence he was arrested together with three others who others who refused to give their names for disobeying curfew orders and inciting others. In the course of arrest, the others escaped.”
The report says while in custody, Sakaja was asked to be given free bond but refused to leave police cells threatening to transfer all officers within 24 hours.