POLICE in Lusaka have arrested and charged Zambian socialite Natasha Shindano alias Mrs Kennedy for administering alcohol to a child.
During a live Facebook video last week, Shindano was seen giving alcohol to a girl believed to be under the age of five.
In the same video, the child was later seen dancing while Shindano was cheering her in the background.
Following this development, the police instituted investigations into the matter and called upon members of the public who had information which would lead to the identification of the woman to report to the police.
In a statement, Tuesday, police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo disclosed that Shindano had been arrested and charged with giving Intoxicating liquor to a child.
She said Shindano had, however, been released on Police bond and that the department of Social Welfare had retrieved the child from the alleged abusive environment.
“Police have charged and arrested Natasha Shindano aged 23 with giving Intoxicating liquor to a child Contrary to Section 51 (a) of the Juveniles Act Cap 53 of the Laws of Zambia. This was after a video went viral on facebook in which a woman known as Mrs Kennedy who was later identified as Natasha Shindano was seen giving what seemed to be liquor to a child. It has been established that the child in question was her cousin’s daughter. The department of Social Welfare retrieved the child from the alleged abusive environment and she is in a safe home. The accused person has been released on Police Bond,” stated Katongo.