Breaking: DPP Noordin Haji orders immediate arrest of Governor Mike Sonko

Besieged city governor, Mike Sonko, is due for arrest after the DPP gave the orders on Friday morning.

The Director of Public Prosecution, Noordin Haji, reiterated that his office had sufficient evidence to charge Sonko over graft allegations. The EACC has sustained a trail on the county chief purported fraudulent activities.

“I have ordered for the immediate arrest and arraignment of Sonko and other officials for the crimes of conflict of interest arising from having received money from the county of Nairobi while serving as governor, unlawful acquisition of public property, money laundering and other economic crimes,” Haji s in a statement to media houses.

The DPP indicated that the City Hall officials to be charged alongside Sonko facilitated and/or benefitted from the irregular procurement and payments amounting to Sh357 million.

They are Peter Mbugua Kariuki (County Secretary), Peter Mwangang’i (Head Supply Chain Management), Technical Evaluation Committee members Samuel Ndung’u Mwangi, Edwin Kariuki Murimi, Lawrence Mwangi, Preston Mwandiki.

Others in the charge list include Wambua Ndaka, Andrew Nyasiego.

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