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UPDATE 9:20 am: Senator Sakaja tweeted after reports that he was found violation curfew in Kilimani.
In the tweet, he claimed that he was not arrested.
"Never been arrested. Won’t be. Show me an OB Number," he challenged.Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director General Mohamed Badi and Senator Johnson Sakaja on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja was detained on the night of Friday, July 17 at Kilimani Police Station, Nairobi.
“Today at around 1 am the Kilimani orderly officer received information that one bar within Dennis Pritt Road was still operating. On visiting the said place, he found about ten people seated outside drinking amongst them Senator Johnson Sakaja,” the police report stated.
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 freebond but refused to leave cells threatening to transfer all officers within 24 hours,” read the police report.
A video that surfaced online showed 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.
“Where is my phone, do you have my phone,” the senator asks those in the room as they respond that they don’t have it and neither was it in the car.
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.
By the time of publishing the Nairobi senator had been released to go home.
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