Governor Sonko arrested

Running from the law?

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko arrested in Voi

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was on Friday arrested in Voi, Taita Taveta County.

The Governor was apprehended just hours after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji announced that EACC had found evidence linking him to Sh357 million corruption.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) confirmed the arrest stating that the Governor may have been evading arrest.

"EACC Kenya confirms that Nairobi City County Governor Mike Sonko Mbuvi has been arrested while escaping arrest at a road block in Voi and is being transferred to Nairobi to face charges of corruption and economic crime," EACC tweeted.

14 others to be arrested

The DPP also named 14 other individuals who will answer to charges of among other offences conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, willful failure to comply with law relating to procurement, conflict of interest and abuse of office.

Those implicated in the scandal are individuals within the county administration such as County Secretary Peter Mbugua Kariuki and Head of Supply Chain Management Patrick Mwangangi .

Others named by the DPP are directors of companies that were contracted by City Hall including Ahadi Enterprises Ltd & Todi Civil Engineering Ltd directors Anthony Mwaura Ng'ang'a and Rose Njeri Ng'ang'a.

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