Blow to former Nairobi governor Sonko as court issues new orders in his case

Following continued absenteeism at the court, a Nairobi Magistrate has today issued new directives ahead of the Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko’s case hearing

Chief magistrate Douglas Ogoti has today ordered a fresh and thorough medical examination to be carried out on the former County boss pending his case ruling.

Ogoti ordered the evaluations to be carried out by three very competent doctors attached to the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).

 He added that after the examinations, the former governor should then be produced at the court on the 4th of next month for the hearing of his case.

The former governor was rushed to the Nairobi hospital last week on Tuesday 9th, 2021 after developing stomach complications and high blood pressure.

The former governor is facing among others graft charges for allegedly embezzling multiple County Millions during his tenure as the city governor.

He was supposed to be arraigned at the Kahawa West law courts where he was supposed to answer to terror charges where having been 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.

The directive comes just days after the governor had been given time to recover well before resuming his court sessions, with the ATPU officers barred from visiting him in hospital.

The court further said that the former governor will only face the terror charges leveled against him after the discharge from the hospital.

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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    Written by Fred Orido




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