President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday banned the sale of alcohol in all eateries and restaurants across the county for the next 30 days, in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.
While warning of dire consequences for breaching the new measures, President Uhuru also said that all bars should remain closed until further notice.
The President also sent a stern warning to the political class, insisting that they will not be spared if they defy the COVID-19 containment measures that has been placed by the Ministry of Health.
This came at the backdrop of many cases of politicians defying the COVID-19 curfew orders and the ban on social gatherings.
Politicians have been holding political rallies that have seen hundreds of Kenyans attend, in total disregard of the social distancing rule.
Last week, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja was fined Sh15,000 or serve a 3-month jail term for violating COVID-19 curfew orders.
Sakaja was on Saturday, July 18 at around 1 am arrested alongside three others partying at a club in Kilimani in total disregard of the COVID-19 containment measures.
Kenyans on Twitter, in their usual selves, are insinuating the likes of Sakaja played a key role in making the president ban the sale of alcohol and the subsequent closure of all bars indefinitely.
Some have even vowed to send him home come 2022.