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Kenya: Mike Sonko Wants EACC Official Barred From Investigating Him

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Embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said he is ready to be investigated, but not by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

Mr Sonko, who was recently summoned by the anti-graft agency, said he is willing to be investigated a competent body.

Through his lawyer Cecil Miller, Mr Sonko said that his misgivings about EACC emanates from a tiff with the agency’s head of investigations Abdi Mohamud.

Mr Miller argues that his client would be prejudiced because he is pursuing Mr Mohamud over an alleged grabbing of land in Mugoya Estate in South C, Nairobi, and the acquisition of Integrity Centre.

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Mr Sonko, who wants Mr Mohamud barred from investigating him, has faulted the continuous summons he has been receiving from EACC and Mr Mohamud, even after filing a case against them.

“Governor Sonko is not saying he is above the law but pending hearing and determination of this matter that is before the court, EACC and Mr Mohamud should be barred from investigating him,” said Mr Miller.

Last week, the anti-graft agency, through documents filed in court, revealed an intricate web of corruption at City Hall, with the governor allegedly receiving kickbacks amounting to Sh39 million from companies doing business with City Hall.

In the expose, four companies allegedly affiliated with the governor’s close friends cumulatively diverted some Sh39 million to their related companies before the money ended up in the governor’s accounts.

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