Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has issued a statement after his release on Thursday.

The ex-county boss thanked his supports and church for praying for him and urged them to keep him lifted n prayer.

He further assured them that he would be joining them for worship once he recovers.

His statement read: "THERE'S A GOD IN HEAVEN WHO HEARS AND ANSWERS PRAYERS.

No matter how big or small this church is, whether in the slums or any part of Kenya, I just want to thank you so so much for praying for my release. I shall come to fellowship with you all once I fully recover and discharged from hospital."

It continues: "I also want to thank all those who were praying for me whether from different churches, mosques or religious temples. Just continue praying for me and God Shall oversee me overcome all the tribulations for He has plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me hope and a future. May God Bless you All."

Unfit for trial

On Thursday the courts had that the former Nairobi Governor was unfit to stand trial.

The court directed that Mike Sonko undergoes another psychiatric test to confirm whether he is mentally fit to stand trial.

A doctor from the Aga Khan hospital told the courts that Sonko is mentally unfit to stand trial as the ex-governor faces graft charges and terrorism-associated charges.

Magistrate Peter Ooko noted that although two medical reports have pointed out that Sonko has a bipolar condition, they did not explain well how he was unfit for trial.