Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been apprehended in Voi.This came hours after the DPP ordered his arrest.During a press conference in Nairobi this morning, DPP Noordin Haji announced that the governor would be questioned over the loss of Sh357 million of county funds.
@EACCKenya confirms that Nairobi City County Governor Mike Sonko Mbuvi has been arrested while escaping arrest at a road block in Voi and is being transferred to Nairobi to face charges of corruption and economic crime.
— EACC (@EACCKenya) December 6, 2019
Haji said his office had enough evidence to charge the governor.He ordered police to probe attempts to hinder the investigation.Officers from Nairobi County Government who facilitated or benefitted from the irregular procurement and payments were listed as County Secretary Peter Mbugua; Head Supply Chain Management Patrick Mwangangi; Negotiation, Tender Opening and Evaluation Committee members Edwin Kariuki, Lawrence Mwangi, Preston Mwandiki and Clerical Officers Wambua Ndaka and Andrew Nyasiego.
This comes a few weeks after Sonko failed to stop the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) from investigating him over corruption.The agency is also investigating the governor over alleged past criminal records.