Wednesday August 21, 2019 - Nominated Senator, Millicent Omanga, has become the first public official to oppose Interior CS, Fred Matiangi’s directive on closing all bars and restaurants during the census period.

Speaking in Embu on Wednesday, Matiangi announced that all bars and social entertainment joints should be closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Matiangi said that this will help in ensuring all Kenyans are counted.

However, Matiangi’s statement did not auger well with some Kenyans who termed the directive as punitive to beer lovers and businessmen.

Omanga who opposed the directive took to social media and condemned Matiangi for issuing such an order.

“The directive by CS Matiang'i ordering the closure of all bars and clubs across the country for two days - being Saturday and Sunday; for purposes of the census is unwarranted, unjustifiable and punitive to business people and to lovers and admirers of booze,” Omanga said.

She further noted that the weekend had landed on a month-end and people would want to relax and enjoy their hard-earned cash.

“Being a weekend, and an end month to boot, it's a tradition for folks to while away time in drinking parlours thanking their bodies for a job well done as well as catching up with buddies to canvas important matters and trending topics,” she added.


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