Sonko's Woes Deepen After Latest Summon

  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, is set to find himself behind the docks just a week after he was released from jail over corruption allegations.

    A report by KTN News revealed that the embattled governor has been summoned to appear at a Magistrate's Court in Voi on Wednesday, December 18, to answer to charges regarding assaulting a police officer during his dramatic arrest in Voi on December 6, 2019.

    Police spokesperson Charles Owino confirmed the summon going on to state that the office of the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji had recommended the fresh charges.

    "During the arrest, he became abusive, unruly and violent in an attempt to resist hence obstructing police officers from the lawful execution of their duties. In this process, he assaulted and injured the senior police officer leading the team and damaged media equipment," read an excerpt of a letter signed by the spokesperson.

    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko in Voi, Taita-Taveta before during his arrest on December 6, 2019.

    Taita Taveta County Police Commander Mohammed Kiprotich, while speaking to the Standard, revealed that Sonko was wanted for allegedly assaulting Coast Regional Police Commander Rashid Yakub at the Ikanga airstrip, Voi.

    He went on to reveal that four witnesses - three police officers and the alleged victim, had already been listed to testify against the governor once he makes way to the Magistrate's court in Voi.

    DPP Haji had ordered for the arrest of the governor on December 6, alongside several county employees over alleged graft of over Ksh 357 million.

    However, the underfire governor secured his release on December 11, after posting a cash bail of Ksh15 million. 

    Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, who led his legal team of 12 lawyers announced the development on social media several hours after the Anti-Corruption Court in Milimani granted him bail.

    The governor's recent woes took yet another twist as Nairobi MCAs convened on Saturday, December 14, at the Assembly to whip up a 

    According to a report by Daily Nation, the meeting was graced by elected representatives from across the political divide.

    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko after being arrested on December 6, 2019.