Why DPP ordered the dramatic arrest of Nairobi Governor Sonko

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Following a comprehensive investigation by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and upon receiving and independently reviewing the investigation file I have found sufficient evidence to warrant prosecution and l have therefore ordered for the immediate arrest and arraignment in court of the Governor of Nairobi Hon. Mike Mbuvi Sonko and other persons for the crimes of conflict of interest arising from having received monies from the County of Nairobi whilst serving as Governor, unlawful acquisition of public property, money laundering and other economic crimes.

Investigations into these crimes have been challenging because of the repeated attempts by the accused to obstruct the course of the investigations by deploying intimidation tactics in addition to using goons to threaten law enforcement officials carrying out their constitutional mandates. The investigations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission uncovered numerous instances of criminal conduct and a general disregard of the law by the Governor and the others being charged. Put simply, the actions of the accused showed a blatant disregard for laws. The Accused persons placed their own interest ahead of the residents of Nairobi. This constitutes a clear and reprehensible abuse of the public trust.

 

 

 

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Public Officials should be role models for the citizens they serve- by adhering to the highest of standards; These individuals being charged today, chose to break laws, actions for which they must be held accountable in order to preserve the public trust and confidence.

Whenever public trust is betrayed by those in positions of authority, by misusing their privilege to conspire, connive and commit crimes against the people; our laws expressly mandate the law enforcement agencies and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to step up and safeguard the public good and interest.

Today’s decision to charge underscores the fact that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions remains firmly committed to safeguarding the citizens of Kenya and combating fraud and crime in all its forms. No One nor any entity is above the law and we will never tolerate activities like the criminal conduct at issue in these charges. That is why the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution will continue to direct investigative agencies to meticulously and deliberately investigate any such matters brought to our attention using every tool, resource and legal authority at our disposal to ensure that justice is served to the Kenyan people.

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We are committed to bringing to justice individuals who misuse their official positions and line their own pockets with millions of Shillings of taxpayer’s funds for their own greed at the expense of the Kenyan taxpayers.

Having reviewed the inquiry file, I am satisfied that there is sufficient evidence establishing criminal culpability on the part of the following suspects and Consequently, I have today directed the EACC to effect the immediate arraignment before court, of the accused persons named herein below:
A. Officers from the Nairobi City County Government who facilitated and/or benefitted from the irregular procurement and payments amounting to Kshs. 357, 390,299 million:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S/NO.
NAME
DESIGNATION
1.
Kioko Mike Sonko Mbuvi Gidion
Nairobi City County Governor
2.
Peter Mbugua Kariuki
County Secretary
3.
Patrick Mwangangi
Head Supply Chain Management
4.
Samuel Ndungu Mwangi
Member of the Negotiation, Tender Opening and Evaluation Committee
5.
Edwin Kariuki Murimi
Member of the Negotiation, Tender Opening and Evaluation Committee
6.
Lawrence Mwangi Mukuru
Member of the Negotiation, Tender Opening and Evaluation Committee
7.
Preston Mwandiki Miriti
Member of the Negotiation, Tender Opening and Evaluation Committee
8.
Wambua Ndaka ​
Senior Clerical Officers of NCC
9.
Andrew Nyasiego
Senior Clerical Officers of NCC

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B. Private persons and business entities who benefitted from funds irregularly acquired from the Nairobi City County Government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S/NO.
NAME
DESIGNATION
1.
Anthony Mwaura Ng’ang’a
Director, Hardi Enterprises Limited and Toddy Civil Engineering Limited
2.
Rose Njeri Ng’ang’a
Director, Hardi Enterprises Limited and Toddy Civil Engineering Limited
3.
Hardi Enterprises Limited
Limited Liability Company
4.
Toddy Civil Engineering Limited
Limited Liability Company
5.
Arbab Auto Limited
Limited Liability Company
6.
ROG Security Limited
Limited Liability Company
7.
High Energy Petroleum Limited
Limited Liability Company
8.
Antony Otieno Ombok
Director, ROG Security Limited, Arbab Auto Limited & High Energy Petroleum Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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