Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko failed to show up at Voi Law Court in regards to an assault case.
Sonko was expected to attend a court hearing after it was claimed he attacked a police officer.
Aside from the mentioned charges, it was reported that he was to be arraigned before a judge for also allegedly resisting arrest and using offensive language.
Reports emerged that the embattled Sonko failed to turn up due to health complications.
Further information indicated that without the presence of the controversial politician, the case could not proceed hence moved to January 21 2020.
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The decision was, however, puzzling as his legal team had already arrived at the premises awaiting the commencement of the session.
Speculations suggested that the leader’s decision might have been influenced by the advice given during his previous case.
A week ago, the county boss was presented before Anti-corruption Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti after being ferried to Mlimani Law Courts in an ambulance.
During the hearing, Ogoti questioned Sonko’s lawyers specifically Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen on why they risked the life of their client by bringing him to court.
Murkomen defended the team and argued that they could not risk not having him in court after escape rumours were peddled.
The magistrate moreover advised Murkomen that the health of the problem-laden Sonko was important and it was not necessary to have him in court.
Sonko is a man under siege as an impeachment motion looms.
A section of Nairobi MCAs stated that the latest woes facing the Jubilee party member were painting a bad image of the city.
The lack of a deputy governor was majorly stated to put the capital in a power vacuum crisis after Sonko was barred from office.