A video has emerged of embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko confessing to having been a hardcore criminal in the past.
In the undated video, Sonko expressly states he stole his way into riches to an ecstatic crowd who cheer him on.
“Kama shida ni pesa, njooni, pesa ya Sonko ni kama bahari; hamwezi maliza (If money is the problem, come to me. Sonko’s money is like the ocean, you cannot deplete it.)” he says.
“Mimi ndio nilikuwa mwizi mbaya kuliko nyinyi. Nikaiba, nikaiba, nikaiba nikatajirika (I was a more dangerous thief than all of you. I stole my way to riches,” Sonko adds.
In this rare footage, Mike Sonko confesses that he stole a lot money. Watch it for yourself..Please keep the comments brief..
Posted by TopGuy360 KENYA on Sunday, 8 December 2019
Sonko has denied multiple charges of corruption preferred against him by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).
This was after DPP Noordin Haji revealed that the Governor had masterminded the theft of at least Ksh357 million from Nairobi County Government coffers.
The Governor was arraigned Monday at Milimani law courts where he was represented by a whopping battery of 12 lawyers consisting of prominent legislators.
Sonko was arrested Friday December 6 en route Mombasa shortly after DPP Haji ordered his immediate arrest.
Authorities now believe Sonko was planning an escape to Tanzania before his dramatic arrest last Friday.
The Governor’s team of bodyguards are reported to have put up a fight with police at Voi road-block before being overpowered.
Sonko would refuse to board a police chopper which was ordered to airlift him to Nairobi when officers forcibly handcuffed him in a dramatic fashion.
Nine other suspects including county staff have also been arraigned in court to answer to the charges of corruption.