Sonko explains why he skipped Jamhuri day celebrations

It has been very difficult

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko explains absence from Jamhuri Day celebrations, promises to abide by court ruling barring him from office

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Thursday afternoon explained why he had skipped the Jamhuri Day Celebrations where he was to be the host governor.

In a statement published on social media, Sonko said he was still receiving treatment from the injuries sustained during his arrest and subsequent incarceration.

He wished Nairobians a happy Jamhuri Day and thanked his supporters for standing with him during the past week when he was arrested and arraigned in court on corruption-related charges.

"Fellow Nairobians, The last few days have been a bit difficult. However, I would like to thank my family, friends well-wishers and all of you the great people of Nairobi for standing with me.

"I am home now and continuing with my treatment after posting bail yesterday through the assistance of my supporters, friends and family," the Governor said.

Sonko promised to abide by the court's bail demands which bar him from accessing his office unless accompanied by a detective.

"As I have always said, I am a law abiding citizen, hence shall comply with the court's decision that I stay away from my office to let justice take its course. Happy Jamuhuri Day to you all," he added.

The besieged county boss was conspicuously missing at the Nyayo Stadium where the 56th Jamhuri Day was marked at a state function presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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