Friday September 6, 2019 - Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko, is living on borrowed time following revelations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) that he was bribed with Sh 20 million to issue a garbage tender worth millions of shillings.
According to forensic experts from EACC, the firm that won the Sh357 million tender wired more than Sh20 million to Sonko’s bank accounts.
However, the money was not paid directly but through proxies and sister companies in what sleuths believe was a calculated move meant to avoid raising suspicions.
Detectives have also established the complex money trail, almost similar to that which was allegedly used by Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu to get cash from the County.
On Thursday, EACC handed the files to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Noordin Haji, and it is now a matter of time before the Governor is arrested and jailed.
Meanwhile, President Uhuru Kenyatta has reportedly ordered Governor Mike Sonko to name his deputy by Friday or face consequences.
Uhuru and his advisors think that if Sonko is arrested over the scandal, Nairobians will suffer because he has no deputy to take over from him.
“Yes it is true.”
“He was ordered to name his deputy by Friday or face consequences,” said an impeccable State House source.
The Kenyan DAILY POST