Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been arrested.
Sonko was arrested Friday mid-morning on a roadblock in Voi, Taita Taveta, County Police Commander, Saidi Kiprotich confirmed to K24 Digital.
Sonko is accused of misappropriating at least Ksh357 million belonging to the taxpayer.
The governor, who allegedly engaged in irregular procurement, is expected to be taken to the anti-corruption court on Friday to face graft charges.
Besides the county chief, other City Hall officials expected to be arrested and charged in court include: Secretary Peter Mbugua, members of the tender committee Patrick Mwangangi, Samuel Ndung’u, Edwin Kariuki, Lawrence Mwangi, Preston Miriti among others.
DPP Noordin Haji says Sonko and the mentioned officials will face charges of conspiracy to commit economic crime, willful failure to comply with the law and conflict of interest.
Haji said the anti-graft agency, EACC, commenced investigations into the alleged crimes in October 2019, and sufficient evidence has been gathered to arraign the suspects.