Ex-Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko photo
Ex-Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko. FILE


Ex-Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko to spend two more days at the Gigiri police station cells after being charged on Tuesday at a Kiambu court.

He was charged with multiple counts of assault and violent entry of property in Buruburu Phase Four.

Sonko refuted the charges of forcible entry and nine counts of crime creating bodily harm with the prosecution claiming that he should be denied bail.

The EX-Governor was represented by Senior Counsel John Khaminwa, Assa Nyakundi and Danstan Omari.

Chief Inspector Geoffrey Ndatho in the affidavit told the court led by Senior Principal Magistrate Stella Atambo that the offence transpired on May 25, 2019, at LR NRB block 78/863 at Kamukunji sub-county in Nairobi county.

Mr Sonko left his office at City Hall while he was the Nairobi Governor and proceeded to Buruburu Phase Four while followed by youths whom under his statements ignited the offences.

Mr Ndatho said that Sonko is being examined for other criminal offences within the country.

The prosecutor said that Sonko has communication with the residents of Nairobi and can meddle with the witnesses.

The prosecutor added that there is a high possibility that Sonko would interfere and intimidate key prosecution witness if released on bail because other perpetrators are still at large and they are believed to be his followers.

They also heard that he has a lot of control in Nairobi county and there is the possibility of interfering with ongoing investigations.

"There is a likelihood of Sonko or his followers directly or indirectly to interfere with key witnesses if he is released on bail," the court was told.

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