‘I’m sorry,’ Sakaja now says, resigns from Senate COVID-19 team


Nairobi Senator Johson Sakaja has resigned from the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on the COVID-19 situation in country.

The decision came just days after he was arrested at Ladies Lounge in Kilimani with ten other people at around 1a.m on Saturday.

“I wish to state that I have resigned from the Ad Hoc Committee that I have been chairing and have notified the speaker of the same with the aim of setting a good example,” he stated.

Speaking to the media on Monday shortly after he recorded a statement at the Kilimani police station for flouting COVID-19 rules, Sakaja apologised and promised to take full responsibility.

“I was outside my house past 9pm 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, I have paid the cash bail and will appear before the court tomorrow and the entire course of law will be followed,”

During the statement, the senator however scoffed at law enforcement agencies that had trooped to his residence seeking to arrest him after the incident.

He also denied claims that he threatened police officers with transfers following the night-club arrest.