Nairobi County governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has been remanded at Industrial area prison for two more days pending ruling on his bail application set for Wednesday 11/12/2019.
Warrants of arrest have also been issued against suspects who were not before court today( Monday).
Sonko was arrested on Friday last week and spent the weekend locked up.
This will bring to five days, the number of days the flamboyant governor will be in the cells.
The Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution had on Monday opposed Sonko’s release on bail.
Sonko, along with several other Nairobi County officials, was arraigned before Anti-Corruption Magistrate Douglas Ogoti to answer to Sh357 million graft charges at City Hall.
The DPP represented by Gitonga Riungu and James Kihara opposed Sonko’s release on bail citing he had escaped prison before.
The prosecutor cited an incident on March 12 in 1998 where Sonko was convicted for failing to appear in court over three cases in Mombasa.
He was sentenced to pay a fine of Sh500,000 in the first case and Sh200,000 in the second case.
In default, he was to serve six months imprisonment for each case consecutively.
Kihara quoted the Commissioner of Prisons who said while Sonko was at Shimo La Tewa Prison, he sought treatment at the Coast General Hospital after which escaped from lawful custody.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it. You can also contact us at email@example.com