Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was on Wednesday transferred to Kamiti Maximum Prison from Gigiri. 

According to his lawyer John Khaminwa, it remains unknown why Sonko was moved from Gigiri Police Station.

The former Governor had sought to be transferred to Mutahiga police station before the move was made. 

Sonko Breaks Down In Tears During Court Session 

Sonko broke down in court on Wednesday morning as he appeared for the mention of a corruption case that he is facing.

The former Governor told Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti that he cried because police preferred more charges against him after he refused to withdraw an affidavit adversely mentioning Christine Pratt Kenyatta in a case over the appointment of the Nairobi deputy governor.

The Governor also notified the court he had hired new lawyers that include: Alfred Nyamu, John Khaminwa, and Assa Nyakundi sought more time on Wednesday, telling the court they needed 30 days to get proper instructions and peruse the documents of the lawsuit.

Charges Against Mike Sonko 

12 charges were leveled against the former Governor when he appeared before a Kiambu court on Tuesday. 

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.