Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Tuesday secured a crucial ruling in a case against the State where is accused of misappropriating public funds amounting to Sh 357 million.
In the case, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission had requested to be given six months to present evidence against Sonko, but the court declined this request instead ordering the prosecution to do so in three weeks.
The presiding Magistrate Eunice Kagure Nyutu directed that EACC should ensure Sonko’s legal team has all the evidence in their possession by latest October 27.
Earlier on, Sonko’s lawyers led by Cecil Miller noted that the prosecution had supplied them with ineligible documents.
“The documents we have been supplied with are ineligible, which cannot be relied upon in a fair trial,” Miller said as quoted by Nation.
The win is crucial for Sonko’s legal team since they can now receive all the evidence and plan on a rebuttal within the shortest time.
Sonko dramatically arrested in Voi
The case began last year after Sonko was dramatically arrested in Voi, with EACC claiming that he was trying to evade a police roadblock.
During his arrest, Sonko caused drama before being airlifted to Nairobi where he was taken to EACC offices for questioning.