Former Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko, sparked controversy on Saturday as he revealed that he had given refuge to the wanted fake lawyer, Brian Mwenda, at his Mombasa offices, evading a manhunt by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
Sonko further promised to drive the suspect to DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road to record a statement.
In a video shared on his social media pages on October 14, 2023, the former Nairobi governor can be seen posing next to Mwenda, encouraging the latter to clarify his whereabouts.
“We are going to bail this guy out. DCI, we are going to produce him in your offices, probably on Monday or Tuesday for him to record a statement,” Sonko declared, standing alongside Mwenda in the video.
He assured authorities that Mwenda was willing to face any charges filed against him.
Mwenda, the accused, maintained his innocence, vowing to provide the actual context of the situation.
“I am ready to provide the actual context of what is really happening because it should be inconceivable to anyone with a brain that I have all this prowess,” the accused claimed in the video shared by Sonko.
In solidarity with Mwenda, the former governor urged his friends and renowned lawyers to join his course and argue any case that will be presented in court.
“You are in safe hands, don’t worry kijana, we will present you to the DCI,” Sonko assured him. “I have checked his identity card and he is a young boy,” he added.
Despite this, Mwenda faced grave accusations. He was alleged to have posed as a Nairobi-based lawyer, stealing the identity of a certified attorney, thereby defrauding unsuspecting clients and sullying the reputation of the Law Society of Kenya.
The association had flagged his credentials and reported him to the DCI.
Shockingly, it was revealed that Mwenda was a criminology student at Chuka University, practicing law without a license, adding further complexity to this legal saga.