Sonko given 2-week ultimatum

The Senator has only been given 14 days following a 5-year saga.

Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko (second right) leaves the Mombasa Law Courts on June 12, 2017 after he was discharged from being surety for the fugitive Mombasa Republican Council leader Omar Mwamnuadzi.

Mombasa Senior Principal Magistrate Francis Kyiambia directed Sonko to produce Mwamnuadzi for whom he acted as surety.

Sonko appeared in court following summons that required him to explain the whereabouts of the Mombasa Republican Council Chairman who has not been appearing in court since his release on bond early last year.

The senator told the court that he had sent people as far as Tanzania to track Mwamnuadzi and even hired a private investigator without any success.

On November 1, 2012, Sonko who was at the time the Makadara MP came to the rescue of the MRC leader when he was arrested by submitting three land title deeds worth Sh14 million as surety to secure his release to give room for dialogue and promote peace.

The MRC leader had been arrested alongside scores other top leaders of the outlawed sect.

In April this year, Sonko asked to be discharged from being the MRC leader’s surety saying all his efforts to find him had been futile.

Mwamnuadzi has been missing since April last year with his family claiming that he has been abducted by unknown party and could even have been killed already.


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