Dozens of Nairobi residents were taken into police custody after being nabbed while partying the night away inside a high-end Nairobi club.
A video clip which was aired on Citizen TV on Sunday, June 7. showed a fully packed Avery Club in Utawala, with revellers openly flouting Ministry of Health’s directive on public gathering as a measure to curb the spread of Covid-19.
In the footage, the revellers are seen freely interacting with no facemasks in the club that reportedly opened its doors as early as 2 p.m.
The incident occurred on the evening of Saturday, June 6, as the country highly anticipated an address from President Uhuru Kenyatta in the hopes that he would ease the Covid-19 rules.
Another video emerged on Sunday, June 7 showing the revellers who were believed to have been parting at another club in Utawala.
This development comes even as Health CS Mutahi Kagwe sounded a warning to bars that were opening despite a state directive against the move.
In his daily address, the CS vowed that if caught, the licenses of the entertainment joints would be shut down completely without the possibility of being opened.
“There are those who have been saying that they are now free to start partaking of these things. Some of them even saying they are now free to order one Kagwe special.
“I would like to clarify that that is not the case,” stated Kagwe.
There have been rampant cases of Kenyans, including public figures, breaking the directive and hitting entertainment joints, or setting some up in their own backyards.
Utawala MCA Patrick Karani was arrested on Saturday in the company of 27 other people after they were caught partying during curfew hours.
The ‘squad’ was arrested next to Magunas Supermarket in defiance of curfew order and were taken to Kayole Police Station.