Posted February 9, 2021 1:18 pm by

NAIROBI, Kenya Feb 9 – Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was taken out of hospital Tuesday, for his court sessions, accompanied by a nurse.

Sonko had been hospitalised on Monday night when he fell ill at the Gigiri Police Station. He is reported to have complained of a stomachache.

But on Tuesday morning, police went to hospital and took him out before they escorted him to Kiambu Law Courts where a ruling on his bail application on a robbery and assault case was due.

The magistrate at Kiambu Law Courts was set to rule on Sonko’s bail application in a robbery wth violence and assault case which he denied last week while the Kahawa West court was to rule on an application by police to detain him for 30 days to complete a terror probe.

The embattled former Governor was sent back behind bars on Friday until Tuesday when the court was scheduled to rule on his bail application in an investigation on alleged terror links.

The Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) is seeking to have him in their custody for 30 days to facilitate an investigation on alleged financing of terrorism activities and arming a militia group.
He already faced robbery with violence and assault charges stemming from 2019 offenses in Buru Buru which he denies. 

Kahawa West Chief Magistrate Diana Kavedza ordered he be remanded at the Gigiri Police Station until Tuesday when a ruling on his bail application will be made.

His lawyers John Khaminwa, Assa Nyakundi, Evans Ondieki and Alfred Nyamu have protested against the charges, terming them “politically motivated.”

On Thursday, Sonko’s bodyguards Clifford Ouko and Benjamin Ochieng were charged at the Kahawa West Law Courts for attempting to rescue the former Governor who was impeached in November 2020.

The prosecution said the two were arrested on February 3 outside the Kamiti court where they allegedly planned to help him out.

Sonko’s woes deepened Wednesday after the prosecution applied to have him detained at the Kamiti Maximum Prison to facilitate investigations on alleged links to financing terrorism activities.

An affidavit filed in court also indicated that Sonko is under investigation for arming a militia group in a dramatic turn of events a day after facing multiple robbery and assault charges stemming from offenses allegedly committed in 2019.

On Tuesday, Sonko denied a total of 12 counts leveled against him and which his lawyers said were politically motivated due to public statements he made recently linking Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Read More…