In a statement sent from Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko's communication team on December 7, the county chief was tortured by police officers and urgently needs medication.
Sonko’s lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui called for the arrest of a police officer who was captured on camera beating and mishandling the city governor.
“It is embarrassing that this happened to our beloved governor who now urgently needs medication because of the inhumane way he was treated by rogue police officers,” read the statement.
Kinyanjui further wrote that the governor was not in good health and had an appointment with his doctor on the day he was arrested.
“Apart from injuring him mercilessly, the governor was also denied a chance to take his medication and the health situation is worsening,” added Kinyanjui.
The lawyer further rubbished claims by the Ethics and Anticorruption Commission that Sonko was avoiding arrest.
“You can’t be hiding or running away if you had government-designated bodyguards with you and your phone on. The governor was on a normal daily mission,” wrote Kinyanjui.
The lawyer claimed that governor Sonko was physically injured to a point where he limped in pain.
The governor has urged all his supporters to remain calm and shelf any plans to bring trouble in the city.
“He is courageous and confident and has warned against any drama. We are steadfast and on top of things. So let’s wait,” added Kinyanjui.
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