Nairobi Governor Released on Ksh 15 Million Bail

Nairobi County Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko pleaded not guilty to allegations of money laundering and unlawful acquisition of public property worth KSh357 million.

On Wednesday, the Anti-Corruption Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti granted the city Governor Ksh15 million cash bail or KSh30 million bond.

The judge also barred Sonko from accessing his office.

The case will be mentioned on January 15.

According to the Director of Public Prosecution, Noordin Haji, those mentioned in the case will be charged with:

1.    Conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption contrary to Section 47A (3) as read with Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.
2.    Willful failure to comply with law relating to procurement contrary to section 45 (2) (b) as read with Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.
3.    Conflict of interest contrary to section 42(3) as read with Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.
4.    Abuse of office contrary to section 46 as read with Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.
5.    Unlawful acquisition of public property contrary to section 45(1)(a) as read with sections 48 (1) and (2) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.
6.    Deceiving principal contrary to section 41 (2) as read with Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.
7.    Money laundering contrary to Sections 3(b)(i) as read with section 16 of the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act No. 9 of 2009.
8.    Acquisition of proceeds of crime contrary to Section 4 of Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act No. 9 of 2009.