Nairobi Senator Johnstone Sakaja on Wednesday filed a special request with the Senate-Assembly Speaker Ken Lusaka following a directive issued by justice Douglas Ogoti barring Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko from accessing his office.
According to media reports, Sakaja wrote to Speaker Lusaka requesting for a special sitting to discuss how Nairobi County will be run as Sonko faces charges.
The developments come hours after the court directed the Governor to keep off the precincts of his administration offices after he was charged with 19 counts of corruption and embezzlement of county funds.
Sonko was arrested on Friday following an order by Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji.
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The dramatic arrest of the Governor made headlines after a push and pull ensued at Ikanga Airstrip, Voi Subcounty.
In the video footage of the incident, Sonko was filmed in all appearances blocking his arrest.
However, the Governor later surrendered and was taken to EACC police cells where he spent his weekend awaiting arraignment on Monday.
On Monday, the Governor denied charges prefered against him and was forced to spend two more days at Kamiti Maximum Prison awaiting his bail ruling.
The Governor, however, fell sick on Tuesday and was admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).
His defence team said that the Governor was assaulted during his arrest and was left nursing injuries leading to his admission at KNH.
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On Wednesday, he court granted him Ksh15 million cash bail of Ksh30 million bond.
The Governor was only allowed to access his office in the company of the investigating officer to collect his personal belongings.
Sonko joins Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and his Samburu counterpart Moses Lenolkulal who were also barred from accessing their office over corruption charges.