How Lawyer Steve Mburu Was Murdered Over City Hall Millions - Sonko

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  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko took to social media to reveal unknown details surrounding the mysterious death of city lawyer Stephen Kariuki Mburu who passed away on July 27, 2018.

    In an explosive post, Sonko alleged that Mburu was killed as he was a vital witness in a case where Sh58 million in county funds was irregularly transferred to individual accounts.

    Sonko explained that Mburu's law firm Wachira Mburu, Mwangi & co. Advocates was to be used to deduct and pay a 30 percent tax to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

    According to the governor, however, armed gangsters were sent to Mburu's home and threatened him, demanding that he send the cash to the bank account of a company owned by George Wainaina Njogu (Former Governor Evans Kidero's Chief of Staff) and John Ngari Wainaina.

    Sonko went on to claim that Mburu eventually succumbed to the intimidation and sent the funds to the specified account.

    [caption caption="Former Governor Evans Kidero"][/caption]

    In a sensational twist, Sonko further claimed that a withdrawal was made and an unnamed MCA paid before the remainder of the funds were transferred directly to former Governor Kidero's account.

    Sonko's post laid bare details of the banks and account numbers involved, reiterating that there was a paper trail to back him up.

    He claims that after the deal backfired, its beneficiaries hatched a plan to assassinate Kariuki before he gave a statement to investigators.

    It is alleged that Mburu's drink was poisoned at a local joint and led to his death.

    "Let me assure all the culprits involved including the so-called waheshimiwa that we shall not spare you in this one. Also remember by eliminating lawyer Kariuki Mburu doesn't mean you have covered up the case No. No. No.

    "The paper trail is there. The lawyer's partners are still alive, the accountants who transferred the funds are still alive. Sonko is still alive,"  the Governor wrote.

    [caption caption="An obituary for the late lawyer Stephen Mburu"][/caption]