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Sonko’s Cases Halted by Court

  • High Court judge, Weldon Korir, on Friday, March 19 issued an order temporarily stopping cases against former Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko.

    The cases halted were before Kamiti and Kiambu Law Courts.

    Judge Korir ruled that Sonko had established that his arrest by the Director of Public Prosecutions(DPP) and Inspector General of police did not accord him the constitutional requirements and thereby issued the temporary orders.

    Mike Sonko in a court session on Thursday, March 4 accompanied by a medical officer

    Mike Sonko in a court session on Thursday, March 4 accompanied by a medical officer

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    Korir also noted that there was no rebuttal to the applicant’s deposition in the way he was arrested and prosecuted as a result of statements he made in a public rally.

    “From the applicant’s pleadings I sense a threat to the right to freedom of conscience, religion, belief and opinion,” the ruling read.

    Sonko had moved to court challenging his arrest and prosecution.

    The former governor argued that the police officers and the DPP by arresting and prosecuting him had abused their offices which was an infringement of his human rights.

    The former governor was released on March 5 where he was charged with terror-related charges, among other charges including financing terror activities and recruiting individuals who had a motive to take part in terror attacks. He was released on a cash bail of Ksh500,000.

    Speaking after securing his release, Sonko expressed his gratitude to the Kenyans who had been praying for him during the period.

    Heavy police presence witnessed at the Kiambu law courts ahead of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko's arraignment

    Heavy police presence witnessed at the Kiambu law courts ahead of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s arraignment

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