High Court stops cases against Mike Sonko at Kamiti and Kiambu courts


Embattled former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at a Kiambu court on February 2, 2021.
PHOTO | Embattled former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at a Kiambu court on February 2, 2021.

High Court judge Weldon Korir has issued temporarily orders stopping cases against former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko that are before Kamiti and Kiambu Law Courts pending the hearing of a petition filed by the former Governor.

The court ruled that Sonko has established that his arrest by the Inspector General of Police and the DPP did not accord him the constitutional requirements thereby issuing the orders temporarily.

“From the applicants pleadings I sense a threat to the right to freedom of conscience, religion, belief and opinion,” reads the ruling.

The judge noted that there is no rebuttal to the applicants deposition by the way he was arrested and prosecuted as a result of some statements he made in a public rally.

Sonko moved to court to challenge his arrest and prosecution arguing that the DPP and the police have abused their offices which is an infringement of his fundamental rights.

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