Sonko Runs to DCI Kinoti for Help

  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has run to Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti following his run-ins with some Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officials.

    Speaking during an interview on Radio Citizen on Monday, November 18, the outspoken governor revealed that he had sought the DCI's help in what he termed as a land-grabbing syndicate.

    He further appealed to Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji to commence investigations into the cartel which he claimed grabbed a parcel in South C area, Nairobi County.

    “I have launched an official complaint with the DCI with all the relevant information and l expect that the DPP will take the matter seriously when it gets to him," stated Sonko.

    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko leaves the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission offices in Nairobi on August 1, 2019.

    He further revealed that he had noticed that a mall was being erected on the parcel, which was originally intended for the construction of an ECDE centre and vowed to demolish the mall.

    The governor also challenged EACC, arguing that it should concentrate on real issues that affect Nairobians instead of dealing with sideshows.

    “They should accuse me of plundering public resources or diverting money to my personal account and not dwelling on things that happened 22 years ago,” he continued.

    Sonko denied ousted Nairobi County Majority Assembly Leader Abdi Guyo's claims that he had sacked over 300 workers in the county.

    “I have never sacked anyone. What l have done is suspend my officers to allow for investigations and once someone is cleared they resume their work,” he explained.

    He also dared EACC officials to arrest him over graft allegations.

    Ousted Nairobi majority leader Abdi Guyo. The Matopeni MCA was officially kicked out as majority leader on Tuesday, November 12