Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua now wants President Uhuru Kenyatta to deploy military personnel around the country to help shut down clubs and bars.
Mutua who was speaking on Citizen Tv on Thursday November 5th stated clearly that it is only through combative means that defiant club owners and high headed politicians can be handled to stop high spread activities.
He claimed that regular police were corrupt or weak to handle the matter decisively when it was clear that Kenyans were dying in numbers from Coronavirus.
Citizen quoted the governor saying many police officers had set up Paybill numbers through which they solicit daily bribes from bar owners.
“You know the police even have a PayBill now; you’re stopped by the police at midnight or 1am, they know that you don’t have cash and if you send them an M-Pesa they can be investigated, so they’ve set up a PayBill…unatuma, unaonyesha imeingia, anakuwacha unaendelea…that’s the level of corruption we’ve come to in this country,” he said.
He went ahead to point out what was happening in many Estates around Nairobi including Buruburu and Kayole as hotspots of lawlessness.
“Because, at the end of the day, these are people who are dying and we have to be a country of discipline,” Mutua said.
He spared no politician saying they were another big problem in fighting the menace saying most top politicians are going on with their rallies regardless of the pandemic. He mentioned the Deputy President as the most reckless leader who has been seen pulling crowds amid Covid-19 viral rise.
“When we see the deputy president, for example, going to a church function with his troops of sycophantic followers not wearing masks in a public gathering, what does that tell a young person? (It tells them that) ‘if the DP is not wearing a mask, it means there’s nothing to worry about,’” said Mutua.
He argued that the don’t care attitude in the country was the most dangerous move Kenyans were trading with and which is purely brought around by dirty politics.