Sonko taken to DCI HQ, again, after spending night in cell at Muthaiga Police Station

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 2 Feb, 2021 06:58 | < 1 min read
Mike Sonko
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (left). PHOTO | COURTESY
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (left). PHOTO | COURTESY

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been picked from Muthaiga Police Station where he spent the night and taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters.

Sonko, who spent the better part of Monday at the DCI offices on Kiambu Road in Nairobi, is expected to be arraigned later in the day.

Sources privy to the questioning revealed that the embattled leader would face seven counts of robbery with violence and five counts relating to assault.

One of the incidents allegedly took place at a Kindergarten in Buruburu estate, Nairobi in 2019.

Following investigations then, the DCI recommended Sonko be prosecuted over the events that unfolded following a visit to the children's school by Sonko and several of his associates.

On Monday, detectives questioned Sonko over his public utterances on the 2017 election violence.

His grilling came in the afternoon after the former Nairobi governor tried unsuccessfully to seek orders to bar detectives from questioning him over his remarks that he was involved, alongside others, in the planning of post-election chaos.

Sonko had filed the court application under a certificate of urgency but Justice James Makau declined to issue the orders pending the hearing of the matter which will be heard on February 28.

The former governor wanted Assistant Inspector-General of Police John Kariuki's summon for him to appear at the DCI offices to record a statement set aside.

Sonko was expected to shed light to police on claims he made at a public rally, that together with the Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho, they planned violence in Nairobi during the 2017 General Election.