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Sakaja Gives Kanjos Authority to Arrest Kenyans Recording & Taking Photos During Raids

Sakaja Gives Kanjos Authority to Arrest Kenyans Recording & Taking Photos During Raids

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, on Monday, April 1, gave full authority to county officers popularly known as kanjos to arrest Kenyans recording them during raids.

Speaking on Monday during an engagement with the officers, the Governor lamented that some traders and Kenyans had developed a habit of resorting to theatrics whenever their business establishments were raided by the inspectorate officers.

This he said amounts to stopping kanjos from enforcing laws and regulations and discharging their duty.

“Those people recording you arrest them too, that is obstruction of enforcement of justice. Do your work!,” Sakaja stated during the forum.

Sakaja cautioned that city residents have been hiding behind the videos and photos to create sensationalism and to chase clout on the internet.

Further, Sakaja argued that those breaching laws within the city, and resisting arrest were in contempt of the officers’ mandate and responsibilities.

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However, he assured Kanjo officers that his office fully backed them and asked them to arrest anyone breaking the law without fear or favor.

This directive comes after several altercations between city residents and kanjos over various issues. Nairobi residents have turned to recording videos whenever they feel that kanjos have crossed the line or are operating with impunity.

In the most recent escapade, which occurred on March 27, popular comedian Eric Omondi, addressed the Governor directly after he recorded a woman being mishandled by the officers.

It was reported that the officers fled from the scene once they realized they were being recorded.

Another altercation that occurred on February 16, saw a taxi driver lock a City Council Askari in her car after the officer entered her vehicle without her consent.

It is reported that the officer had allegedly requested bribes which she declined to give and instead decided to drive off with the officer inside.

Sakaja Gives Kanjos Authority to Arrest Kenyans Recording & Taking Photos During Raids

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