Sonko to face new charge over alleged Sh10m bribe demand from Web Tribe

By Sheila Mutua On Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 12:43 | < 1 min read
Mike Sonko
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (front) in court on Monday, September 7, 2020. PHOTO | SHEILA MUTUA

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is set to take plea, again, in his corruption case after the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji sought to amend charges against him.

In the new charge sheet, Governor Sonko is to take a plea on count two that has been amended to refer to abuse of office.

The DPP claims that the governor abused his office by demanding Sh10 million bribe from Web Tribe Ltd to facilitate payments to the company by the Nairobi County Government.

“Between on or about January 10, 2019, and January 19, 2019, in Nairobi City County within the Republic of Kenya, being the Governor of Nairobi County Government, in abuse of your office improperly conferred a benefit to yourself by demanding Ksh.10,000,000 from Web Tribe Limited through ROG Security Limited as an inducement to facilitate payments to Web Tribe Ltd by Nairobi City County Government,” read the amended charge sheet.

Sonko was to take plea on Monday but his lawyers objected, saying that they had been ambushed and needed more time to look at the charge sheet.

The court obliged the lawyers’ request and deferred plea-taking to Monday, September 13, 2020.

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