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Exclusive: Eric Omondi urges Nairobi residents to ignore Sakaja orders on filming Kanjos


Renowned comedian turned activist, Eric Omondi, has taken a stand against Governor Johnson Sakaja’s recent directive to county inspectorate officers, popularly known as Kanjo, in a move that has sparked controversy.

On April 1, the county boss instructed Kanjo officers to arrest any individual caught recording or taking pictures of them while on duty.

In an exclusive interview with Nairobi News, Eric Omondi criticised Sakaja, labeling him as the top content creator who is suppressing others.

“Have you not seen Sakaja on TikTok? He is the number one content creator. He has no authority to prohibit anyone from recording in the city,” suggested the comedian.

The popular Omondi urged every Nairobi resident to start recording Kanjo officers who engage in the brutal harassment of Kenyans.

“We will take legal action against them for brutality, corruption, and unlawful arrests. We demand that kanjo officers must identify themselves before making any arrests. They should display their identification cards and inform you of your alleged offense,” he emphasised.

According to the comedian, the governor has mismanaged the county, allowing Kanjo officers to violently extort from Nairobians under the guise of them carrying out their duties.

“Kanjo officers are looting Nairobi through violence. They abuse their uniforms to conceal their corruption, soliciting bribes everywhere,” Eric lamented.

Asked about his support for Governor Sakaja, Eric expressed disappointment, stating:

“I voted for him, and it’s disheartening how he has let us down. I believed in him as a young person because I thought he understood the struggles of the youth. He once identified with us, having been involved in gospel music. However, he is now intoxicated by power and has forgotten those who propelled him to his current position. He is persecuting us and shying away from accountability.”

The comedian further called for mandatory cameras on Kanjo officers to monitor their actions, highlighting his own experiences of being targeted despite his efforts to assist them.

“Nairobi is not your house, Sakaja Johnson. We will impeach you. The drainage systems are not working; nothing is working. Your Priorities are upside down; Your officers kicked a woman in the stomach as I watched. Brutality must stop. We will record them daily,” Eric added.

He vowed to continue recording kanjo officers until they halt their abusive conduct towards Kenyans when they are carrying out their duties.

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