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Sonko to spend weekend at Police cells

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Embattled Former Nairobi County chief Mike Mbuvi Sonko will spend the weekend in police custody before the court rules on whether he will be released on bail or not.

According to one of his lawyers, Assa Nyakundi, the court pushed the ruling on his bailing application to Tuesday next week.

Sonko was early this week charged in a Kiambu court where he denied all 12 charges leveled against him.

The charges include assault, robbery with violence and destruction of property linked to alleged forced entry into a property in Buru Buru estate back in 2019.

The prosecution accused Sonko of assaulting a Mr Alex Kioko, thereby occasioning him bodily harm.

And apart from that, he is also accused, along with others not before court, of assaulting Mr Musyoki Kavunda and John Mungai Wanjiru at the same property.

He appeared before Kiambu senior principal magistrate Stella Ataambo.

The prosecution had also sought custodial orders to detain him to conclude investigation, take him to a Mombasa court where he has warrant of arrest for a pending case or to prevent him from accessing and intimidating witnesses

The former governor faced more charges on Wednesday evening related to terrorism. 

This happened just hours after the former city county boss appeared at the Anti-Corruption Court for a mention of a case in which he is accused of demanding Sh10 million from a private company to grant it contract to collect revenue in the county.

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