Sankok Skips Court in Bitter Fallout Case With Ex-Driver

  • Nominated MP David Ole Sankok
    Nominated MP David Ole Sankok.
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  • Nominated Member of Parliament, David Sankok, skipped a court appearance in a bitter fallout case pitting him against his former driver that was scheduled to start on Thursday, May 12.

    The nominated lawmaker was set to appear in court to shed light on a case he filed against a former driver for allegedly sending him life-threatening messages as per the police Occurrence Book (OB).

    Following his failure to appear before the court, Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate, Robinson Ondiek, ordered the MP to appear in person on August 8 when the matter will come up for mention.

    Nominated Member of Parliament David Sankok on Saturday, January 8, at the Eldoret Sports Club.
    Nominated Member of Parliament David Sankok on Saturday, January 8, at the Eldoret Sports Club.
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    Defending the MP, his lawyer told the court that Sankok was still mourning the death of his son - who allegedly shot himself. He thus requested the court to give him more time to prepare before presenting himself.

    According to the records presented in court, Sankok had reported that his then driver absconded duty by refusing to drive. The MP had also indicated that the driver called him corrupt.

    The outspoken MP further reported that the driver insulted him and damaged his walking stick and that is why he sought police assistance on the issue.

    In 2019, the former driver appeared before then Milimani Chief Magistrate, Martha Mutuku, for allegedly sending threatening messages to Sankok if he did not send him money.

    However, the case took another twist after the matter was referred to Narok as it was first reported at the Narok Police Station. The matter is still pending.

    This comes even as detectives ordered a second autopsy to be conducted on the body of Memusi Sankok, the MP's son, who allegedly shot himself with his father's rifle.

    Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Nairobi took over the investigations and launched a fresh probe into the alleged suicide case.

    Narok County Criminal Investigations Officer, Mwenda Ethaiba, stated that there was a need for the second autopsy for thorough forensic analysis as the first postmortem was inconclusive.

    Nominated MP David Ole Sankok, his wife Hellen and their children during a visiting day at the Maseno High School in 2019. (1).jpg
    Nominated MP David Ole Sankok, his wife Hellen and their children during a visiting day at the Maseno High School in 2019.
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