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Saturday December 7, 2019 - Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko had allegedly planned to travel to Tanzania on Friday after the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji ordered his arrest for embezzling over Ksh 357 million.

But his nefarious plot was nipped in the bud after DCI sleuths nabbed him in Voi while fleeing.

According to sources, Sonko got wind of his looming arrest while at his Upper Hill office and started making plans for the journey towards Mombasa.

He tagged along two of his closest aides, Mathias Owino alias Swaleh, and Peterson Kimenye alias Shaw.

The Governor and his aides switched off their phones and left behind two police officers assigned to guard him.

Reports indicate that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission was using the two officers to track his whereabouts.
He had also instructed his lawyer, Cecil Miller, to secure him anticipatory bail before being charged but his prayers was denied.

Sonko also tagged along an entourage of small cars to guard him and aid in avoiding detection on the highway.

However, at Kibwezi, the Governor briefly switched his phone on and the signal was picked by detectives in Nairobi who alerted their colleagues in Mombasa. 

The police then set up roadblocks along the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway and arrested him at a roadblock in Voi. 

Detectives then requested a chopper to fly Sonko to Nairobi. 

The initial plan was to detain him at the Standard Gauge Railway station in Voi and return him to Nairobi via train in the afternoon. 

His supporters, however, became rowdy at the SGR station.

He, however, denied that he was escaping, saying that he was going to attend an event in Mombasa. 

The Kenyan DAILY POST
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