Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja has stepped down as the Chairman of the adhoc commitee on COVID-19 following his arrest and subsequent outbursts at the Kilimani police station on Saturday night. The senator has been in hiding and just presented himself to DCI where he is being grilled. He is accompanied by his lawyer Mutula Kilonzo Jnr.
The Senator, arrived at the police station Monday morning accompanied by his lawyers John Khaminwa and Mutula Kilonzo Jr..
Speaking to journalists at the police station, Dr Khaminwa said that the senator was not expected to spend the night at the cells.
“He has already deposited some Sh10,000 cash bail. We do not know what charges will be preferred against him but the state seems determined to have him appear in court tomorrow (Tuesday),” the lawyer told journalists.
Speaking outside the police station, Hon Sakaja said he took responsibility for flouting the curfew guidelines and announced his resignation from the Senate Covid-19 ad hoc committee.
“I will abide by the law, no one is above the law, I’m not above the law. The law applies to me like any other Kenyan,” he said.
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