Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has weighed in on ex-Nairobi governor Mike Sonko’s tribulations, noting that the Judiciary should act independently and bring to end dictatorship being orchestrated by the executive.
In a tweet on Wednesday night, Murkomen noted that without the support of the Judiciary, the executive cannot frustrate leaders the way it has done to Sonko.
He further noted that the prosecution is planning to add more and more charges against Sonko in a bid to ensure he remains in custody for a long time.
“Nothing will happen to Gov. Sonko if we have bold and independent Judiciary. Dictatorship will only thrive to the extend allowed by our Judiciary. The current plan is to bring as many spurious charges as possible. I hope the courts will take judicial notice of all these happenings,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Sonko was on Wednesday transferred to Kamiti Maximum Prison from Gigiri police station where he was being held.
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 Muthaiga police station before the move was made.
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.