Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko pleading for his frozen money
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko pleading for his frozen money.

 

Mike Sonko, a former governor of Nairobi, told President William Ruto to intervene and urge the authorities to free his money from frozen institutions.



The Jubile administration wrongfully implicated him and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua for backing President William Ruto. Sonko said, " because we were supporting you, our accounts were frozen and taken to court."



"In the previous administration, people were wrongfully convicted in court for unfair treatment because of you. Our lovely deputy president, me, and others who endorsed you," he said.



"When you took the oath of office, all the wrongdoing ceased." Sonko continued, "We have seen convictions overturned ." Gachagua received his cash, and we have seen accusations withdrawn against other people.



In his remarks tha took place on Wednesday in Korogocho, Nairobi, at the introduction of the Nairobi River Commission, the president, the deputy President, and other state legislators were there, including Yusuf Hassan, who is a member of parliament for Kamukunji.



There were also people from organisations that work on development and commissioners from the Nairobi River Commission.



Sonko said that his followers participated in prayers with him, and he got out fraud allegations brought before him, even though Noordin Haji, the Director of Public Prosecutions, filed an appeal.



According to him, the frozen money in his accounts was because of the corruption charges remaining with the authorities because of the filed appeal.



On February 6, 2020, Judge Luka Kimaru placed 10 of Sonko's bank accounts on freeze totalling around Sh18 million.



The money is frozen in his accounts with Equity Bank, Diamond Trust Bank, and the Cooperative Bank of Kenya, among other financial institutions.



In December 2022, a magistrate ruled that there was insufficient evidence to convict Sonko of any wrongdoing in an investigation concerning charges of financial fraud and embezzlement totalling Sh20 million.



DPP was dissatisfied with the result and said that the court's choice to release Sonko and his co-accused was not pertinent to the case.



While Sonko, Anthony Otieno Ombok alias Jamal, and ROG Security Ltd,  the trial magistrate exonerated them all from the charged crimes based on technicalities, stating that the case file was flawed.


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