Nyeri MCA among 17 people arrested inside bar
Published on: April 18, 2020 10:06 (EAT)
At least seventeen people including Rware Ward MCA Paul Kanyari and his personal assistant were arrested on Friday evening inside a bar in Nyeri County. According to Nyeri Central Sub-County Police Commander Paul Kuria the group was rounded up at a guest house known as Laquizine in King’ong’o area enjoying drinks. The police commander said they were alerted by residents in the neighbourhood as the revelers were flouting a directive for closure of all bars across the country amid the coronavirus outbreak. The offenders, other than being prosecuted, will also be subjected to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. It is alleged that several other MCAs escaped arrest but the police boss said they are processing the suspects to establish if there were other accomplices. The police commander urged the public to be vigilant and give volunteer information to the police on members of public violating Covid-19 safety regulations. In Nairobi, the net being cast wide to apprehend residents and party animals using their various estates as alcohol drinking dens. Among the estates on the most notorious list include Buruburu, Kilimani, Lang’ata, Ruai, Kayole, Githurai, Embakasi and Ruaka. Residents have been urged to smoke out their neighbours violating curfew regulations or turning their estates to drinking joints.