Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko received a major boost after the High temporarily stopped the hearing of the two cases against him in Kiambu and Kamiti courts.
Justice Weldon Korir said Sonko had convinced the court that his prosecution by the state in regard to his comments in a political rally held in January 2021 did not accord him the constitutional requirements.
“From the applicants’ pleadings I sense a threat to the right to freedom of conscience, religion, belief and opinion under Article 32,” Korir ruled.
The court ruled that the move blatantly violates fundamental constitutional rights.
Sonko moved to the High Court seeking to stop his prosecution, saying it was unconstitutional and a violation of his rights.
“I am therefore satisfied that there is apparent and imminent threat to his constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms which must be stopped at its inception,” Korir ruled.
The court also found out that the state did not come out clear on specific grounds on which Sonko was arreste