Sonko to Spend 2 More Days in Police Cells

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko will spend two more days in police custody pending bail ruling on Wednesday.

He will be remanded at Industrial Area Prison.

Sonko on Monday appeared before chief magistrate Douglas Ogoti at Milimani Law Courts where he denied more than 30 counts in a Ksh357 million suit.

The prosecution, led by James Kihara, tightened the noose on Sonko opposing his bail application by claiming he has threatened Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officers during the course of investigations and that he is a flight risk.

Prosecutors handling his case also told a magistrate’s court that Sonko has a pending criminal case that has stalled “because he has refused to present himself.”

Already, the prosecution said a warrant of arrest has since been issued by a Magistrate’s court in Mombasa.

Therefore, the prosecution argued that if he is released on bail, “Sonko is likely to abscond or interfere with witnesses.”

The prosecution further sought orders barring Sonko and other public officers from accessing their offices pending hearing and determination of the case, barring accused persons from contacting, intimidating witnesses and investigators and, deposit passports with court.

Sonko was arrested on Friday noon at a roadblock in Voi after Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji gave a warrant of arrest against him.

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