How We Pounced on Sonko Escaping Arrest -Detectives

  • Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko was arrested on Friday, December 6, hours after Directorate of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji stated that he was being sought after.

    In a video that has surfaced online, the governor is seen resisting to board a police chopper at the Ikanga airtrip, forcing the police to handcuff him. 

    A few minutes later, the police are successful with their mission and cuff him. 

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

    The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission confirmed that the governor was waylaid while escaping arrest at a road block in Voi.

    "He is being transferred to Nairobi to face charges of corruption and economic crime," read an excerpt from the commission.

    Reports by Citizen Digital indicated that a police chopper was sent to fly him back to Nairobi.

    The publication indicated that Sonko was expected to arrive at Wilson Airport, where police would take him into custody.

    DPP Haji, during a press conference, ordered the arrest of the governor and several county employees over alleged graft.

    Haji stated that his order was based on the investigations conducted by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission.

    "Following a comprehensive investigation by EACC and independently reviewing the investigation files, I have found sufficient evidence to warrant prosecution and I have therefore ordered immediate arrest and arraignment in court of Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko," the DPP stated.

    "Investigations into these crimes have been challenging because of the repeated attempts by the accused to obstruct the course of the investigation by deploying intimidation tactics in addition to using goons to threaten law enforcement officials carrying out their constitutional mandates," the DPP added.