Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been arrested at Office Park, Nairobi.
Reports have indicated that Governor Sonko was arrested on Monday, November 30, 2020, during a meeting with MCAs.
Sonko was briefly detained and released as police fired teargas to disrupt a meeting with members of the county assembly.
The meeting was taking place at the home of city tycoon Paul Kobia but it was not immediately clear what the agenda of the meeting was or why police disrupted it.
The embattled Nairobi County Boss is facing impeachment by the Nairobi County Assembly.
Reacting to the arrest, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja tweeted, "Arresting Mike Sonko for meeting MCAs in the week of his impending impeachment is nothing short of using the police for politics. Just as happened in Senate, this must be condemned whether you support the governor or not. Let’s not claw back on democracy using COVID as an excuse."