Sonko to spend 2 more days in cells

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By Mourice Seretta 

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko will remain in police custody for two more days pending the ruling on his bail application come Thursday.

The prosecution sought orders to have the former county boss detained pending a conclusion of the investigations and to prevent him from interfering with witnesses.

Appearing before a Kiambu court on Tuesday after spending a night at the Gigiri police station, Sonko denied several charges preferred against him.

Sonko appearing in a Kiambu court on Tuesday 2nd Feb 2021

Sonko was represented by Senior Counsel John Khaminwa, Assa Nyakundi and Danstan Omari.

The former City boss’s charges include assault causing actual bodily harm, robbery with violence and destruction of property.

The prosecution told the court that on different dates in 2019, Sonko with others not before the court assaulted Musyoki Kavunda, Charles Karori, Evans Obaga, Paul Kahiga, George Chege, Paul Macharia Nderitu, Joel Kinja, Musyoki Kavunda and John Mungai at a property in Buruburu, leaving the victims with bodily injuries.

The former Governor was also charged with an additional count of forcibly entering a private property without a search warrant.

The prosecution also wants Sonko to be taken to a Mombasa court where an arrest warrant against him was issued.

The court directed that he be detained at the Gigiri Police Station.

Sonko found himself on the wrong side of the law after he sensationally confessed that together with other senior government offcials masterminded the 2027 general election violence in the city that saw the opposition party Orange Democratic Movement take the blame.

Sonko named Interior and Government coordination Pricipal Secretarty Karanja Kibicho as his accomplice in the clrimes, remarks that saw Kibicho sue Sonko leading to his surrender to DCI offices on Monday for grilling, later spend a night in the cells before being arraigned on Tuesday.

Kibicho lodged a complaint, accusing the former Governor of defamation.

Kibicho in his submission, said Sonko had admitted to committing a criminal offense and ought to face the law like any other Kenyan.

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