Big win for MIKE SONKO as Anti-Corruption court acquits him in Ksh 357 million graft case

 Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - Former Nairobi County Governor, Mike Sonko, can breathe a sigh of relief after he was acquitted by the Anti-Corruption Court on Wednesday in a Sh357 million corruption case, citing a lack of sufficient evidence. 

Sonko was facing multiple charges of conspiracy to commit economic crimes, unlawful acquisition of public property, laundering proceeds of crime, and other graft-related offenses.

However, the court ruled that the prosecution failed to table adequate evidence linking Sonko to the crimes.

The charges stemmed from allegations that Sonko unlawfully awarded tenders to private companies for the provision of garbage collection services when he served as Nairobi governor between 2017-2020.

The former county boss was accused of receiving kickbacks from contractors.

Sonko denied all the charges and said he was a victim of a political witch hunt. 

His supporters inside the courtroom cheered wildly as the not-guilty verdict was read.

The acquittal hands the flamboyant former governor a major victory in his ongoing legal woes.

However, Sonko still faces several other corruption cases and remains barred from holding public office.


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