It is December 31, 2020, literally the last day of one of the most turbulent years in history.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been the definition of the year 2020. People are still dying. Businesses have shut down. And millions have lost their jobs.
We are still not sure whether the year 2020 was just a warm-up for 2021. Already there is a new strain of Covid-19 and the world is worried.
In Kenya, and in Nairobi, to be specific, people are eagerly waiting to say goodbye to this torturous year in many ways.
Was it not for the curfew, churches would be full today with people speaking in tongues, chasing away 2020 and welcoming 2021. Thanks to the curfew, some of us will sleep in peace.
Back to the subject. Why should you not be arrested today? First, there is a curfew in place. It runs from 10pm to 4am. And today, more than ever, the police are going to make sure that it is enforced.
Not that the police care about you and they want to enforce the law. No. Far from that. They are hungry too and they would want to “jump” the year in style by ensuring you pay after being “arrested” for “breaking the law.”
So, if you must be arrested tonight, make sure you have cash on you or else, nanii, utalala ndani. So, have some cash to secure your freedom.
Second, this day is coming on a Friday. Meaning if you are arrested today, the earliest your sorry self can be produced in court will be on Monday. That will be December 4. Now you don’t want to stay that long behind bars. Right?
Thirdly, the cells will be full and you risk contracting Covid-19 while in cells. Why risk your life by getting yourself arrested? It is like the police will be collecting you to go and collect the virus from the cells.
So, what should you do? Celebrate from your home. Well, you can go to the bar early and finish the rest of your sherehe at home. If you are a man of Whiskey, you can order Grayson Whiskey and enjoy it at home. Kwani iko nini? And if you need a fresh taste and start, then try out Taiffa Lemonade. You won’t regret.
Above all, do not get arrested today.