Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is one man that is struggling to keep his personality on check. His former acts have come back to haunt his career and personal life. The governor is now facing charges labelled against him with some dated a decade ago.
In the year 1996 the governor is alleged to have served 6 months in prison at the expense of 12 months that was expected of him. Some officials have gone ahead to indicate he should be imprisoned for six months.
The EACC registered a complaint on September 19, 2019, and started investigations based on information received from the Director of Public Prosecutions concerning Mr Sonko’s previous criminal records.
The DPP furnished the EACC with information on several cases in which Mr Sonko, using several aliases, had been charged with various criminal offences.
Now the governor is in a dilemma whether the hands of the law will allow him to be barred from being the county’s boss or rather he will win the case that has come with a boom ready to pull him out of office.
Nairobi County has over the two years run without having a deputy governor. This was after the deputy governor resigned from his seat making the seat to be vacant. The governor has been adamant on appointing a new deputy in office.
The EACC said in the court documents that Chapter Six of the Constitution and the Leadership and Integrity Act require State and public officers to be persons of the highest integrity as well as beyond reproach and Mr Sonko, being a State officer, is not exempted.