Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko rushed to hospital

Former Nairobi County governor Mike Sonko has been rushed to the Nairobi hospital following health complications developed hours to his arraignment to the Kahawa law courts in Kiambu County.

Sonko was early in the morning supposed to appear before the courts to answer to charges of robbery with violence and assault he had been accused of before.

Speaking early today, his lawyer John Khaminwa revealed that the former County chief was rushed to the but declined to divulge the nature of his sickness, with sources revealing that Sonko developed stomach complications.

His lawyer further revealed 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 also later expected to be arraigned at the Kahawa West law courts where he is supposed to answer to terror charges where he is 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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