Embattled Nairobi County governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has suffered yet another blow following a latest court order.
In an order issued Justice Luka Kimaru, Sonko’s bank accounts will remain frozen.
The order prohibits Sonko or his agents or representatives from transacting, withdrawing, transferring using any other dealings in respect of funds held in the accounts.
Bank accounts belonging to Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to remain frozen following an order by Justice Luka Kimaru
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The court order issued by Justice Kimaru comes as a result of an application filed at the High Court by the Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) on Wednesday.
This comes barely two days after Milimani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku ordered the agency to unfreeze five accounts belonging to Sonko.
Sonko through his lawyers, Harrison Kinyanjui, Cecil Miller and George Kithi, had moved to court to challenge the move by the agency to continue freezing his accounts.
In his application, Sonko stated that he was broke, saying he was unable to fend for his family.
Sonko had argued that the period sought by the agency to probe the accounts had elapsed and that ARA had not bothered to request for an extension.
ARA had earlier asked the court to freeze Sonko’s accounts following claims of suspicious cash transactions that the agency believed to be proceeds of corruption.