Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko will spend two nights in custody pending bail ruling.

On Tuesday a Kiambu Court made the ruling after Sonko denied multiple assault charges.

The ex-governor was arraigned at the Kiambu Law Court on Tuesday morning after spending the night in police custody.

Sonko denied all 12 charges levelled against him at a Kiambu court.

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

He is accused of assaulting a Mr Alex Kioko. Sonko is also accused, along with others not before the court, of assaulting Musyoki Kavunda and John Mungai Wanjiru at the same property.

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.

DCI grilling

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.

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.

Sonko had made damning claims alleging to have been part of a few people who orchestrated plans to disrupt Nasa rallies after the 2017 elections.

"I want to say this, in 2017 during the ODM demonstration, me, Kibicho, and another deep state we printed ODM t-shirts, bought second-hand cars from showrooms and went to burn them in Ngong' Road so that people think it's ODM," the former governor told a congregation.