Nairobi regional police commander Philip Ndolo has said that they may not have to present Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja to court over violation of COVID- 19 regulations. The police boss said they were considering alternative actions to be taken against the Senator.
“We don’t have to take everyone to court for any offense. Sometimes there are other considerations to be made so as not to give people unnecessary mileage. That is why for example we did not take any of the activists arrested during the saba saba day demonstrations to court,” said Ndolo.
The police commander revealed that the alternative action will be reached after wide consultations involving senior officials in the Senate as well as the government. He however regretted the actions of the youthful Senator insisting he should have been the last person to go against the health directives.
“Sometimes people feel they are above the law and he should be the last person to contravene that directive. We will consult with others including, of course, his seniors in the Senate and the government,” Ndolo added.
Sakaja was arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday while partying alongside other friends at Lady’s Lounge in Kilimani area. The first time legislature was eventually taken to Kilimani Police Station after allegedly resisting arrest.
Despite a viral video that showed the Senator in the police cell, Sakaja took to his Twitter page to dismiss the arrest. He challenged anyone with an OB number to show it to the public.