DPP Noordin Haji has directed the arrest of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Haji also gave the order for the apprehension of several county employees over alleged graft.
“I order the immediate arrest of Governor Mike Sonko over conflict of interest,” stated DPP Haji.
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The DPP noted that Governor Sonko was a thorn in the process being carried out by the anti-corruption body.
“We were really frustrated and intimidated while probing Mike Sonko and his accomplices but criminals always leave traces,” stated the Director of Public Prosecution.
The flamboyant county boss and his group are reported to be implicated in the loss of Ksh 357 million, Ksh 390 and Ksh 299 million.
Those involved in the corruption cases include, Peter Mbugua Kariuki (County Secretary), Patrick Mwangangi (Head supply chain management), Samuel Ndungu Mwangi, Edwin Kariuki Murimi, Lawrence Mwangi Mukuru, Preston Mwandiki Miriti, Wambua Mdaka and Andrew Nasiego.
Aside from the group, Haji ordered the apprehension of the private firms and individuals that benefited from the scandals.
The public prosecutor’s mandate comes a day after the High Court rejected the governor’s plea to block the EACC from investigating him.
Judge John Onyiego ruled that Sonko’s application lacked enough conviction to warrant for issuance of interim orders.
In addition, Onyiego articulated that the hearing of the application case was slated for Dec 9.