DPP orders immediate arrest of Governor Sonko over corruption claims

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The Directorate of Criminal Investigations Noordin Haji has ordered for the arrest and prosecution of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko over corruption allegations of upto 375 Million.

In a press briefing at his office on, the DPP also ordered the arrest of several county employees as well as other persons of interest for unlawful acquisition of public property, money laundering and other economic crimes.

“Following a comprehensive investigation by the EACC and upon receiving and independently reviewing the investigation file I have found sufficient evidence to warrant prosecution and I have therefore ordered for the immediate arrest and arraignment in court of Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko,” said Haji.

DPP Haji also revealed that  Sonko’s case has been challenging because of his attempt to interfere with investigations and he also employed intimidation tactics including the use of goons to threaten investigating officers in the case.

“The investigations by EACC uncovered numerous instances of criminal conduct and a general disregard of the law by the governor and othes in charge,” said DPP Haji.

The DPP intimated that investigations blatantly showed that the actions of Governor Sonko and the accused persons put their interests first before the interest of the residents of Nairobi.

“This constitutes a clear and reprehensible abuse of public trust. These individuals being charged chose to break laws, actions which they must be held accountable in order to preserce the public trust,” said DPP Haji.