Just In: Sonko Suffers Third Blow in Under 24 Hours

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s train of woes lengthened on Wednesday, after the anti-corruption court dismissed a case he had filed, seeking to quash his Ksh357 million graft prosecution.

This came just hours after the county head lost a majority of his gubernatorial powers, after surrendering major county functions to the national government, on Tuesday.

According to the deal struck by Sonko, President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Devolution ministry, his county government would no longer control health, transport, planning, and public works functions.

The politician had, for the better part of 2019, been engaged in a tussle with the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) over his alleged corrupt management of Nairobi, culminating into his dramatic December arrest in Voi.

Among the key fraud cases leveled against Sonko was the allocation of garbage collection tenders to companies affiliated to him.

The politician had vehemently denied involvement in corrupt practices, blaming his woes on EACC director of investigations, Abdi Mohamud, and other powerful individuals seeking to milk Nairobi coffers dry.

On Tuesday, Nairobi County Assembly speaker, Beatrice Elachi, directed the county clerk to serve Sonko with a notice of the motion for his impeachment, giving him until Monday to respond to the allegations raised against him by members of the County Assembly.

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