Court Issues New Orders In Sonko Case

  • Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko during a court session on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
    Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko during a court session on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
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  • A Nairobi Magistrate issued fresh orders in one of the Sonko's cases after the former governor failed to show up for a hearing.

    A report by People Daily on Wednesday, February 17, indicated that Magistrate Douglas Ogoti ordered that a fresh medical evaluation on the former county boss be carried out.

    The judge directed that the examination be conducted by three doctors attached to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).

    He also directed that after the examination, the investigating officer produce Sonko in court on March 4 during a hearing of a case in which he is accused of embezzling Ksh10 million.

    Kenyatta National Hospital.
    Kenyatta National Hospital.
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    Sonko is facing graft related charges in which he was accused of demanding a Ksh10 million bribe from Web Tribe Limited to help process payments.

    Sonko is also accused of conspiring with business people and senior county government officials to embezzle more than Ksh300 million public money.

    The directive came just a day after another Nairobi judge directed that Sonko be allowed to recuperate in hospital before being subjected to interrogations.

    The judge barred Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) from visiting the former governor in Nairobi Hospital.

    The court directed that the former governor will only face the terror charges labelled against him after he has been discharged from hospital.

    The judge further noted that the governor be confined in his hospital bed until his health improves.

    Sonko was admitted on the morning of Tuesday, February 9, prior to his arraignment at Kiambu Law Courts, where he was expected to answer to assault and robbery with violence charges

    The embattled former county boss is facing terror charges after DCI claimed that he was financing the purchase of firearms and was a leader of a secret militant group. 

    Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko during his impeachment hearing in December 2020.
    Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko during his impeachment hearing in December 2020.