Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has suffered a major blow after a Nairobi court threw out a petition seeking to stop the hearing of corruption cases filed against him. Sonko wanted his ongoing cases to be struck out due to lack of merit.
The judge rejected Sonko’s petition because he had already been acquitted in one of his cases involving the loss of Sh20 million at City Hall in December last year which had formed part of the lawsuit.
“I have considered the evidence on record and submission and found that the petition has no merit. I have also found that part of the case was litigated before another petition number 38 of 2019 and would appear that the petition is overtaken by events because the petitioner(Sonko) was acquitted of the charges which form the substratum of this petition. The petition is here dismissed, “ Justice Maina ruled
Sonko had in 2020 moved to court to challenge the Director of Public Prosecution and EACC’s decision to commence three corruption cases against him.
This now means Sonko has to face the two corruption cases currently pending before the Anti-corruption chief court involving the loss of Sh357 and Sh14 million to their logical conclusion.