Former Nairobi Governor to be presented in Court over 14 million graft case

March, 1st 2021 – The Anti-Corruption Court has ordered Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, to be presented in court tomorrow for the mention of his Sh 14 million graft case.

Trial magistrate Peter Ooko issued the order after the Prosecution sought to have Sonko availed in court by the anti terror police unit. The order comes after Sonko, who is currently admitted in Nairobi hospital, skipped the hearing of his graft case on Monday.

He was rushed to the Nairobi Hospital in an ambulance with alleged stomach pains He had earlier on reported before Kiambu Chief Magistrate Stella Atambo over several assault and forcible entry charges.

He released on a ksh300,000 bond and a surety of the same amount. 

In an affidavit, Chief Inspector Newton Thimangu claimed that he was in possession of intelligence information about Sonko allegedly recruiting a militia group to disrupt the peace and stability of the nation.

According to the Inspector, Sonko is suspected to have acquired military attire associated with terrorist groups that pose a threat to the national security and sovereignty of the country.

Part of the affidavit read, “The suspect who was in the company of an unknown person had worn militia attire and together with the suspect they were both spotted in public in the full glare of the media and in front of a huge mass of people in a public rally.”

He added, “the conduct of the suspect specifically from his social media accounts whose has a huge following and using his influence his role in facilitating intended attacks cannot be underestimated, as he is highly likely to interfere with potential witnesses and recovery that police expect to make.”

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