Thursday August 1, 2019 - Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko, has been summoned to appear at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commissions (EACC) headquarters along Valley Road, Nairobi.
The Governor has been called up to record a statement on graft allegations he made against Nairobi Woman Representative, Esther Passaris.
Back on June 10th, 2019, the Woman Rep had challenged Sonko to present evidence backing his claims of her alleged corruption to the EACC, adding that she was seeking legal action against the Governor.
Sonko had, during an interview on Citizen TV, accused Passaris of claiming double per diem from the County Government and Parliament but she refuted these claims.
“None of the accusations or insinuations levelled against me are true. And as we move along, after I have consulted with my lawyers and various Government agencies, this time I am not letting go,” Passaris asserted in a past interview.
The country will be waiting to see the hard evidence that Sonko has against Passaris when he appears before the EACC.
Meanwhile, here is what he said after receiving the letter
STATEMENT BY H.E. MIKE MBUVI SONKO ON SUMMONS BY EACC OVER UTTERANCES MADE DURING LABOUR DAY, 1/5/2019:
I acknowledge receipt of summons by the EACC relating to alleged utterances I made, directed to Hon. Esther Passaris, the Nairobi City County Woman Representative, and her unpaid per diem for a trip she made to New York in March 2019 despite the county having paid for her air ticket to Newyork and before that Viena.
In line with my commitment to the rule of law and in support of HE the President and Kenyans to win this big war against this monster called CORRUPTION, I will be honouring the said summons by individually presenting myself to Integrity Centre immediately after the ongoing Memorial Services of my colleague, the late Bomet Governor, Dr. Joyce Laboso and the late Mp for Kibra Hon. Ken Okoth.
I want to categorically state that, in the event it is established that I have a case to answer before the law, I am ready to step aside to allow the EACC complete investigations and determination of the matter. I know many cartels will celebrate this move and think of coming back to swindle public funds but poleni sana I shall still be monitoring all the projects I innitiated closely during my absence from office. God bless you, God bless Nairobi, God bless Kenya.
The Kenyan DAILY POST