A senior High Court Judge has reportedly withdrawn from hearing a case filed by Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero's Chief of Staff, seeking to stop him from being prosecuted for attempting to bribe Senator Mike Sonko.
While announcing the decision on Monday, Judge Isaac Lenaola said that he had received three annoying messages concerning the case by George Wainaina thus decided to quit from determining the matter.
Mr Lenaola directed that the case be heard on February 23 by Justice Joseph Onguto.
However, the judge further declared that an order he had earlier issued to stop Mr Wainaina's prosecution should remain until the matter was determined.
The Nairobi Chief of Staff had filed an application seeking to stop his case from being heard, after he was arrested for allegedly trying to induce Sonko with a Sh1 Million bribe to drop a suit the Senator had previously filed over a Loresho plot owned by Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company.
Wainaina was arrested in January and charged alongside his secretary Roselyne Owuor but both denied engaging in the alleged bribery.
In a different twist of events, Mr Wainaina claimed that Sonko had tried to extort Sh7 Million from him so that he could have the bribery case withdrawn.
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