HIGH PROFILE DEFENSE TEAM

Battery of 12 lawyers defending Governor Sonko in graft case

Sonko, known for his philanthropic-style lined up a high profile team of 12 legal advisors.

In Summary

• Sonko spent the weekend at EACC cells awaiting his arraignment on Monday at the Milimani Law court.

• The governor's legal counsel include; Makueni Senator Mutula Kilozo Junior, Senator Kipchumba Murkomen of Elgeyo Marakwet, Dan Maanzo-MP Makueni and lawyer Nelson Havi.

Some of the lawyers representing Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at the Milimani Law Court on Monday, December 9, 2019.
Some of the lawyers representing Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at the Milimani Law Court on Monday, December 9, 2019.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko on Monday arrived at the Milimani law courts to answer to corruption claims at City Hall.

DPP Noordin Haji had ordered that Sonko be charged with Sh357m fraud alongside several other City Hall officials.

Sonko spent the weekend at EACC cells awaiting his arraignment on Monday at the Milimani Law court.

 
 
 

Sonko who is known for his philanthropic-style on Monday lined up a high profile team of 12 legal advisors lined up for his defense in court.

The governor's legal counsel include; Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior, Senator Kipchumba Murkomen of Elgeyo Marakwet, Dan Maanzo-MP Makueni and lawyer Nelson Havi.

Other lawyers are; Cecil Miller, George Kithi, Alphonse Mutinda, Osundwa Michael, Harrison Kinyanjui and three others.

Also spotted in court was Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot.

Sonko was transferred from the EACC headquarters under tight police security and arrived at the Milimani Law Court at exactly 7.55 am.

A contingent of heavily armed security personnel has been deployed around the court with the roads leading to the area sealed off and traffic re-directed to other adjacent roads.

Police have warned his supporters planning to demonstrate that they will be dealt with accordingly. 


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