Sakaja to pay sh.15,000 for flouting COVID-19 rules

Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja who is set to pay 15,000 over flouting COVID-19 rules PHOTO COURTESY

A Nairobi court has fined Senator Johnson Sakaja sh.15,000 or a three -month jail term for flouting COVID-19 rules.

Sakaja appeared before the Kasarani open court on Tuesday.

The legislator was accused of breaching curfew orders.

His charges contravene order 3 of the public health order, 2020.

The senator was arrested on Saturday night at a club in the Kilimani area together with other revelers.

On Monday, Sakaja apologized while resigning as the COVID- 19 response committee senate chair by indicating that he was taking full responsibility over the incident.

“I was outside my house past 9.00 pm which is after curfew hours, it is regrettable but all of us make mistakes,” Sakaja said.

“I will be abiding by the law, no one is above the law,” Sakaja said

However, he denied allegations that he threatened law enforcement officers during his arrest.