Sonko to be arraigned in Kiambu after spending night in police cell

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is expected to be arraigned at the Kiambu Law Court on Tuesday morning. Sonko spent the night at the Gigiri Police Station after he was grilled at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations the previous day. This after his confession that he participated and orchestrated the 2017 post-election skirmishes in Nairobi. Reports however indicate that Sonko could be charged with incitement to violence in Buruburu estate, Nairobi that led to destruction of property in 2019. It is also believed that he will be charged alongside five other suspects accused of being his accomplices. Sonko presented himself at the DCI headquarters at around 4pm on Monday. This was a week after Interior Ministry Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho lodged a complaint, accusing the former Governor of defamation. Kibicho in his submission, said Sonko had admitted to committing a criminal offense and ought to face the law like any other Kenyan. Sonko had been dealt a blow after a court declined his application to stop his grilling by the DCI. In late January, PS Kibicho said he has had enough of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s attempts to assassinate his character. His statement came days after Sonko sensationally claimed that he and others in the “Deep State” stage-managed destruction of vehicles to ruin its public image. Kibicho stated that the burden of proof now rests on Sonko’s shoulders further urging the DCI to ensure he gets justice and is vindicated from the claims. “I’ve seen some insinuation that, after Sonko made the wild allegations he did yesterday, I was summoned by DCI. To just clear the air, it is me initiating the process of getting my rights as a Kenyan and I walked to DCI to record a statement against Sonko because he needs to come on the table and provide evidence on the criminality he is alleging we committed with him,” said Kibicho. “I am PS Interior as well, and I expect people who have run out of ideas, when they have problems, they will kind of blame me. And I will as a person check whether there is criminality in the blame or not.” Additional report by Tonny Ndung’u

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