Kenyan Police Arrest 18 People While Partying Naked Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Police Arrest 18 People While Partying Naked Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

18 people were arrested at a private party on Sunday amid the coronavirus lockdown in Nairobi, Kenya.

Police said the party-goers were naked all naked at the time of the arrest that took place in Hurliqueen Courts apartment at the Jamhuri area of Nairobi.

Aged between 14 and 30, the 18 were detained at Kilimani police cells. Area police boss Lucas Ogara said the suspects, including five women, will be arraigned and face various charges under the Covid-19 public health laws.

"They were recording a video when we arrived there. They were in a one-bedroom house," he said.

It was learnt that the police alerted the police to the group partying that went against the pandemic rules.

Among those arrested were two 14-year-old boys, 10 men and 4 women aged between 18 and 28-years-old, a man and a woman each 30-years -old.

The suspects will be placed under mandatory quarantine for 14 days at their own cost, and thereafter get arraigned in court to face charges.

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said those in custody will be dealt with.

Arrests were also done at roadblocks, bars, churches, weddings and other private functions.

"These are the people who continue to threaten the lives of others and when we take action they complain," he said.

However, most excuses at the roadblocks erected in Nairobi, Mandera, Kilifi, Mombasa and Kwale counties are fake.

"We have seen a lot of funny cases at these roadblocks. Some people wear bandages, others fake being pregnant just to be allowed to cross over the blocked zones. Those going for chemotherapy, need surgery or have emergency medical operations are not denied access for their appointments," Kibicho said.

Recall that in Nigeria, the police also recently arrested 39 people at a strip club in Lagos.

According to the statement released by Bala Elkana, Lagos police public relations officer, operatives from Idimu police station arrested 39 persons at a strip club in Idimu at about 1:30 am on Friday, April 24th.

Elkana also revealed that 10 persons on Thursday were arrested for organising a party at Lekki Garden.

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