Sonko Comes Clean on Plot to Demolish EACC Building

  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was, on Saturday, November 16, forced to come clean about a plot to demolish the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) offices.

    A letter had earlier surfaced with a signature allegedly from the governor claiming that the EACC offices were situated on a grabbed piece of land and that he would not sit back and watch the ills happen.

    Taking to social media, the flamboyant governor dismissed the letter as fake and that he had no intention of demolishing the Upper Hill-based building.

    The letter indicated that the governor had already initiated the plan to start demolishing the building and had roped the office of the Inspector General into the process.

    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at City Park estate in Parklands on Saturday, November 16 narrating how he was harassed at EACC.

    "As is widely known, corruption is the main hindrance in the realisation of the president's Big 4 Agenda and delivering on our campaign pledges as elected members. shockingly enough is the realisation that even bodies mandated with fighting corruption are the ones setting the vice.

    "With the mandate of the millions of voters who woke up early to cast their votes for me, I will not sit back and watch this happen," read part of the fake letter.

    "I hereby direct you (Chief Julius Wanjau) to expeditiously begin the process of demolishing the Integrity Center, located along Jakaya Kikwete/Valley Road junction," continued the letter.

    It was titled, "Demolition of the Integrity Center and Other Facilities on Grabbed Public Lands and Road Reserve."

    Earlier that day, the governor had lamented about how he was harassed by EACC sleuths when he was taken in for questioning.

    "They should uphold respect, last time, I respectfully showed up after they summoned me and they harassed me," he began.

    Sonko narrated that the officials thoroughly frisked him and even demanded that he remove his shoes to which he did not object.

    They, however, took it a notch higher, unzipped his trousers for further frisking, which the governor felt was an infringement of personal space.

    "Walinifungua zip, wanaeka mashini kwa sehemu nyeti (they unzipped my trousers and used machines on my private parts) to check if I was hiding a camera," an angry Sonko lamented at the time.

    The fake letter which was posted by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko claiming that Integrity Center was situated on grabbed land.