Sonko rushed to Nairobi Hospital over stomach complications

Sonko rushed to Nairobi Hospital over stomach complications

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been admitted to the Nairobi Hospital with stomach pains, reports say.

Sonko was reportedly rushed to the hospital in an ambulance and admitted thereafter in stable condition.

Sonko who has been in custody for more than a week is facing multiple charges including causing actual bodily harm, robbery with violence and destruction of property.

He is also facing terror-related charges; a Kahawa West court is expected to make a ruling on whether he will be detained for 30 days as sleuths probe his alleged links to the activities.

The Kiambu court is set to make a ruling on his bail application on Tuesday in his multiple-assault charges case.

Last week, a Kiambu court ruled that Sonko be detained for five more days after an officer from the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) swore an affidavit accusing Sonko of having terror links, hence seeking 30 days to detain him pending investigations.

Chief Inspector Newton Thimangu, in the affidavit, claimed to be in possession of intelligence information about Sonko allegedly recruiting a militia group to disrupt the peace and stability of the nation.

According to the Inspector, Sonko is suspected to have been procuring military attire associated with terrorist groups that pose a threat to the national security and sovereignty of the country.

…the suspect has started arming his private security agents with full military attire namely military boots, military jungle uniform and firearms,” read the affidavit.

“The suspect who was in the company of an unknown person had worn militia attire and together with the suspect they were both spotted in public in the full glare of the media and in front of a huge mass of people in a public rally.”

Inspector Thimangu hence argued that this shows the alleged militia is ready to act and will soon be armed to trigger acts of war in Kenya.

“I have intelligence information that the suspect is connected to financing of terrorism activities and he is in the advance stage of procuring arms and ammunition using a wide syndicate which is complex and sophisticated,” he added.

“…the conduct of the suspect specifically from his social media accounts whose has a huge following and using his influence his role in facilitating intended attacks cannot be underestimated, as he is highly likely to interfere with potential witnesses and recovery that police expect to make.”

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