Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko pleaded with President William Ruto to intervene so that his money that is being held in frozen accounts is released by the courts.
The High court in 2020 froze 10 bank accounts belonging to the former governor that were holding at least Sh18 million. This is after the Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) said there were suspicious cash deposits and withdrawals between 2017 and 2020, an indication of money laundering activities.
The former county boss has today claimed that he was targeted by the Jubilee regime for supporting Ruto’s presidential bid and was falsely accused in court.
“In the former government, the injustice that was committed to you, to our lovely deputy president, to me and others who supported you, people were falsely accused in court,” he said.
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“When you took the oath of office, all the injustice ended. Gachagua had his money that was unjustly held released, we have seen cases dropped against some other people,” Sonko added.
Sonko speaking during the launch of the Nairobi River Commission in Korogocho, Nairobi today afternoon.
“Mimi naomba mheshimiwa rais kuwe na usawa Kenya. Mimi niko tayari kufanya kazi na kusaidina na serikali. Ile pesa yangu nyingi Uhuru Kenyatta alishika basi nisaidie hata mimi niregeshewe kama Gachagua niweze kusaidia serikali tusaidie hawa vijana,” Sonko said.