Sonko set to find himself behind docks again as his woes deepen with impeachment plot kicks off

From party after party to trouble after trouble, this is Sonko’s new world

File image of Mike Sonko in court

Embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s woes have deepened with the governor set to find himself behind docks barely a week after he was released from lawful police custody on bail and could be staring at his final days as the governor for Nairobi with plans to impeach him set rolling.

KTN News reports that the embattled county boss has been summoned to appear at a Magistrate's Court in Voi on 18 December 2019.

Sonko will answer to charges of allegedly assaulting a police officer who was executing his lawful duties during the governor’s dramatic arrest on 06 December 2019.

Confirming the developments, Police spokesperson Charles Owino stated that the Director of Public Prosecution, Noordin Haji, had recommended the fresh charges against the governor.

A letter signed by the police spokesperson read in part that "During the arrest, he became abusive, unruly and violent in an attempt to resist hence obstructing police officers from the lawful execution of their duties. In this process, he assaulted and injured he senior police officer leading the team and damaged media equipment".

Witnesses lined up

Four witnesses, including three police officers and the victim have been lined up to testify against Sonko.

Taita Taveta County Police Commander Mohammed Kiprotich told the Standard that Sonko is wanted for allegedly assaulting Coast Regional Police Commander Rashid Yakub at the Ikanga airstrip, Voi during his dramatic arrest and airlifting to Nairobi.

Meanwhile, Nairobi MCAs met on Saturday, 14 December 2019 to set the stage for the impeachment of the governor Sonko who has been barred from accessing his office as part of the bail terms.

County Assembly Minority Whip and Makongeni Ward MCA Peter Imwatok revealed that the meeting resolved to take swift action to save Nairobi county.

He was quoted stating that "We (MCAs)have come to an agreement that Governor Sonko's problem is not Nairobi's or the county assembly's and though a section of jubilee MCA's want it to be so, we will not allow that. A majority of MCAs are in agreement that Nairobi has a problem."

"A section of like-minded MCAs are saying we must follow the constitution. We are not going to treat Sonko like a baby while letting the county go down the drain because we want to please him," he added.

The meeting which was attended by legislators from across the political divide was similar to another one held on Friday, 13 December 2019 at Windsor Hotel where the MCAs discuss the state of Nairobi and the way forward.

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