Feb, 1st 2021 – Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is today expected to be interrogated by the police over claims he and government officials planned and executed chaos in the 2017 polls.
Sonko was summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, to record a statement, after Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho complained he had been wrongly accused as the planner and executor of the said chaos. Sonko said he, Kibicho, and other unnamed state agents were involved in planning chaos to paint the ODM party in a bad light during the 2017 election season.
The PS said that the claims were aimed at maligning him. He urged the police to pursue them to the end. The confessions by Sonko raised eyebrows, with ODM also demanding probe and action.
During a rally in Dagoreti South in Nairobi, Sonko said, “I want to reveal here that in 2017, I and Kibicho, together with the system, printed ODM T-shirts, bought second-hand cars, then burnt them on Ngong Road to be seen it was ODM supporters that had burnt them.”
The governor had been summoned to appear at the DCI offices on Wednesday at 8 am but requested to be allowed to appear today because he has a court date then.
According to the DCI, Sonko is being investigated on the claims he made undermining the authority of a public officer contrary to Penal Code, incitement to violence and disobedience of the law.
According to a summon by Head of Investigations John Kariuki, it read that, “I have reasons to believe that you, Mike Sonko Mbuvi Gideon Kioko, has some information that can assist me in my investigations.”
Kibicho said, “All the manner of things he has said against me he must prove them one by one. I deserve to be treated right. He better prepares some good lawyers on criminality.”
“Of course, he has admitted he committed a crime. He will have to deal with it. And after he has dealt with the crimes he has publicly admitted committing, he will have to deal with my character assassination as well, and I am going for libel this week,” he added.
He will be required to shed light on the events that transpired during the 2017 polls.