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Drama as former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko is plucked from hospital to court

A scene was today created at the Nairobi hospital when former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko was whisked away by the police and taken to courts ahead of his assault case ruling today.

Reports indicate that the police got wind of the former governor’s admission at the hospital yesternight after he had complained of stomach complications and high blood pressure.

They then drove there and picked him up from his hospital bed to the courts today around 11 AM in the morning.

He was taken to the courts under very tight security in the company of an ambulance medic.

It still remains unclear if the hospital management cleared Sonko having been there for over 6 hours. However, sources say the management just let him out without causing a drama with the authorities.

This comes hours after his lawyer had said that they will see to it that Sonko honors all court sessions and proceedings as he was expected by the DCI at their Kiambu headquarters.

He is later expected to be arraigned at the Kahawa West law courts where he is supposed to answer to terror charges where he was accused of financing terrorism activities, in the purchase of firearms, and being the leader of a terror group.

The former governor is also facing graft charges, where he is alleged to have asked for 10 Million shillings from a company that was bidding for a revenue collection contract with the County government during his tenure as the governor.

He is also faced with invading a private property in 2019 in Buru Buru estate thereby assaulting the civilian, a case he had denied.

Sonko has since been denied bail for all the cases, as he is marked as a flight risk, able to tamper with the evidence and witnesses, having broken away and run out of the Shimo la Tewa prisons in Mombasa in 1998.

He had earlier complained that his life was in danger in the prisons, alleging that someone had tried to poison him through injections while asleep in the cells.   

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