Sonko Freed On Ksh300,000 Bond

The development comes while detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) await him at Kiambu Law Courts

Sonko Freed On Ksh300,000 Bond

UPDATE 13:54 Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been freed on KSh300,000 bond in one of the many cases he is facing.

Sonko was charged with an offense and forced entry into a private land over a 2019 incident.

Kiambu Chief Magistrate Stella Atambo freed Sonko on the basis that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations has taken far too long to investigate the cases presented in court.

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL]

The former City Hall boss is not fully free since he has to appear at the Kahawa Law Courts over another case in which detectives want more time to hold as they investigate Sonko’s alleged involvement in terror planning and financing.

UPDATE 12.23: Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is back in court less than three hours after detectives who had gone to pick him up at Gigiri Police Station were informed that he had been rushed to Nairobi Hospital.

Cliff Ombeta, one of Sonko’s lawyers informed K24 Digital that the former governor was taken to court in a hospital ambulance.

Ombeta added that the ambulance came equipped with a doctor and a nurse who are capable of handling whatever medical issues that may arise since Sonko is suffering from several ailments, including high blood pressure.

Former Governor Mike Sonko in the dock with a medical officers at his side on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. /K24 DIGITAL

Detectives had stated that Sonko must honor his court date at the Kiambu Law Courts for his bail ruling application.

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been rushed to the Nairobi Hospital amid his ruling at the Kiambu Law Courts.

He was taken to hospital on Tuesday morning, according to his lawyer John Khaminwa.

The new development comes ahead of the court rulings that will determine whether or not he will be released on bail.

Speaking to K24 Digital on Tuesday, February 9, Khaminwa assured that they are working to see that Sonko honors his court date.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) meanwhile revealed that they are awaiting Sonko at the Kiambu Law Courts for the assault and cases of forced entry.

The embattled governor will also be arraigned at Kiambu Law Courts to answer for alleged terror links.

The present court case involves the detectives aiming to hold him for 30 days pending investigations into Sonko's links to alleged terrorism and financing.

Over nine other suspects have also been arrested and will be arraigned alongside Sonko to answer for charges.

The detectives, according to sources within the investigative body on Monday, February 8, are also investigating scenarios where Sonko is believed to have escaped from Shimo La Tewa Prison over 20 years ago.