Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been arrested over graft allegations and is currently being grilled at the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commissions headquarter in Naiorbi.
Sonko was arrested in Voi, hours after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji ordered for his immediate arrest and prosecution over the loss of Sh 357million of county funds.
“Following a comprehensive investigation by the EACC and upon receiving and independently reviewing the investigation file I have found sufficient evidence to warrant prosecution and I have therefore ordered for the immediate arrest and arraignment in court of Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko,” said Haji.
The DPP says Sonko is also set to be questioned over unlawful acquisition of property and money laundering, among other economic crimes.
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.
Sonko has been airlifted to Nairobi for griiling by the EACC, even as a video surfaced of him resisting arrest.
The arrest comes days after police apprehended six suspects in connection to motorists attack