In Summary
  • Clerk Alex Obadia was arrested alongside people including hoteliers waitresses and businesswomen.
  • A police report said they were found drinking inside the establishment at 4pm, yet the county government ordered closure of all such establishments until further notice.

A court clerk and eight others were arrested on Saturday at a bar in Likoni, Mombasa County, for defying the government's rule against public gatherings as part of measures to contain the coronavirus.

Clerk Alex Obadia was arrested alongside people including hoteliers waitresses and businesswomen.

They were arrested in an operation led by Likoni Sub-county Police Commander Jane Munywoki and Sub-county Commissioner Francis Kazungu.

A police report said they were found drinking inside the establishment at 4pm, yet the county government ordered closure of all such establishments until further notice.

"The people were found taking beer, with the main door of the establishment padlocked," the report stated.

Mr Washington Njiru, the Coast region's DCI boss, said the nine will be charged in court on Monday with violating directives directive against Covid-19.