Ex-Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was on Monday night detained after a long grilling session by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Nairobi.

The ex-governor had been summoned to appear at the DCI headquarters for questioning over claims he made last week against Interior PS Karanja Kibicho.

Addressing a rally in Nairobi, Sonko claimed that in 2017, during ODM demonstrations, he and Kibicho printed ODM t-shirts and bought vehicles from showrooms that were burnt in Ngong road to frame ODM protesters.

While at the DCI headquarters on Monday, Sonko reportedly refused to divulge information regarding his pronouncement on 2017 post-election violence, citing a recent court order barring him from addressing the matter.

It is at this point that the detectives provided additional charges and informed Sonko that he’ll not be set free.

Attempts by his lawyers to have him refused on bail were futile, as detectives insisted that he must remain behind bars.


He was reportedly detained at Muthaiga Police station where he was picked on Tuesday morning for further grilling by the detectives.

The former governor is expected to be presented in court later today, for charges relating to robbery with violence and assault.

One of the charges is reported to be from a 2019 incident in Buruburu