Sonko Turns on DCI in Damning Lawsuit

  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (left) and Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti. The governor named the DCI as a respondent in his petition filed on November 21, 2019. Facebook
  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Thursday, November 21, turned against the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in a lawsuit filed at the High Court of Kenya. 

    Sonko's recent woes took a new twist, having only recently run to the DCI for help following constant summons by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC).

    The petition which was submitted by Sonko's lawyer - Cecil Guyana Miller, claimed that the DCI (named as the 3rd respondent in the lawsuit) was in cahoots with unnamed Nairobi cartels.

    "The respondent has, in collusion with the 1st (EACC), 3rd (DCI), 4th (Attorney General) and 7th (Abdi Mohamud), caused the arrest of innocent individuals aligned to the petitioner (Sonko) who are against the malicious acts of the 1st and 7th respondents and arraigned them in court based on frivolous claims that do not meet the threshold of prosecution," read an excerpt of the petition.

    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at the EACC headquarters on September 3, 2019.
    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at EACC headquarters on September 3, 2019.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Nairobi County Director of Communications Jacob Elkanah reiterated that the governor had no issues against being investigated, he was only against being probed by people who he claimed were in bed with several cartels in the county.

    Sonko's petition alleged that his woes arose from his decision to stand in the way of the illegal sale of public utility and Reference Number Nairobi/Block 103/793 in Mugoya Estate along Muhoho Road, coupled with his decision to bring to light the fraudulent transfer of Integrity Centre where the 1st respondent is based.

    He went on to claim that senior officers within the state agencies had vested interests in the aforementioned properties.

    Sonko further explained that he had reported the dubious Mugoya land deal to the EACC, but the commission allegedly chose to sweep it under the rag for over four years.

    The governor is seeking to bar the agency tasked with combating corruption from investigating him.

    Lawyer Cecil Miller (right) and his client Mike Sonko (left). On November 21, the lawyer argued that his client would continue to suffer prejudice unless the orders sought are granted.
    Lawyer Cecil Miller (right) and his client Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (left). On November 21, the lawyer argued that his client would continue to suffer prejudice unless the orders sought are granted.