Controversial Nightclub owner Mercy Atis strips naked to protest police arrest in Kitengela

A controversial Kitengela bar owner Merceline Atieno aka Mercy Atis on Sunday morning stripped naked to protest police arrest after her facility was raided by the law enforcers in what turned into a dramatic scene. Police officers in conjunction with Kajiado County Liquor Licensing Board working on a tip-off from members of the public raided […]

Controversial Nightclub owner Mercy Atis strips naked to protest police arrest in Kitengela

A controversial Kitengela bar owner Merceline Atieno aka Mercy Atis on Sunday morning stripped naked to protest police arrest after her facility was raided by the law enforcers in what turned into a dramatic scene.

Police officers in conjunction with Kajiado County Liquor Licensing Board working on a tip-off from members of the public raided Motherland bar, a dingy facility that was previously an eatery joint but has turned into a strippers’ club.

When police raided it, tens of naked women were found entertaining revellers while smoking bhang. Others were engaging in group orgies.

To the shock of the Liquor Board members and security apparatus, who later established that the facility situated in Yukos area of Kitengela was operating illegally, its controversial owner Merceline Atieno instead hauled unprintable abuses to the team.

Mercy Atis. PHOTO/Courtesy

She insisted that the raid was occasioned by a jealous business person before she stripped naked and began intimidating police officers, daring them to kill her.

Her naked revellers scampered for safety to avert being arrested as police watched but the spot was eventually closed. Atieno was also arrested and is being held at Kitengela police station.

Chairman of the Liquor Licensing Board Jonah Marapash ordered the immediate closure of the bar.

“The orgy scenes we have witnessed in this club spell doom to our children. We thank members of the public for giving vital information about what has been going on in this club. We are on high alert to tame the operations of nightclubs and bars. We cannot allow open immorality in the name of business and we are going to close all strippers’ joints, revoke their licenses, and blacklist their owners, “Marapash said.

Popularly known as Atis, first came to the limelight when her song ‘I Don’t Give a Damn’ went viral on social media in 2020.

Mercy Atis in her ‘I don’t give a damn’ video. PHOTO/Screengrab

She was the talk of town again in early 2022 when she levelled allegations against the former Kitengela OCS Jennifer Mutuku claiming to have been bribing her to keep her business afloat.

She claimed to have been wiring the bribe money via Mpesa but at no given time did she publicly display the Mpesa transactions.

Her much-publicized allegations lead to the transfer of Mutuku.

From time to time, she has been engaged in a confrontation with law enforcers whom she accused of being corrupt.