Governor Waititu Calls Mike Sonko to Secure Wife's Release

  • Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji Twitter
  • A phone call between Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and his Kiambu counterpart Ferdinand Waititu shortly after Waititu's wife was arrested has reached the newsdesk.

    Waititu's wife Susan Ndung'u was arrested alongside 15 other individuals on Wednesday over illegal and unapproved construction of buildings in Nairobi.

    The buildings were reportedly constructed on public land without approval from the National Construction Authority (NCA).

    On the call, Sonko is heard admitting to breaking the law by securing Susan's release but notes that he was unable to do the same for the other accused individuals because he is also under pressure from unnamed quarters.

    Waititu reminded Sonko that they had gone through a lot in Nairobi together and Sonko advised him to contact State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita for more help.

    Sonko told Waititu to collect the approvals from him at a later time, but an impatient Waititu told him to focus on ensuring the arrested individuals were released to continue with their work.

    Towards the end of the leaked video, Sonko is heard speaking to Waititu's wife Susan explaining the move to have her released.

    He told her that while the police did not take instructions from him, he had instructed one of the officers to release her on the spot shortly after the arrest.

    He told an officer saved as 'Ochanda' to write Susan a cash bail of around Sh10,000.

    Sonko, however, told the officer to ensure the rest remained in custody for building without approvals, stating that the first lady was not a contractor.

    [caption caption="Governor Mike Sonko"][/caption]