Mike Sonko mentally fit to stand to trial: Nairobi Court


Mike Sonko mentally fit to stand to trial: Nairobi Court
Ousted Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko during an inteview on Citizen TV's JKL Show on August 19, 2020. PHOTO | CITIZEN DIGITAL

A mental assessment report done on Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has revealed that his health condition does not bar him from attending and following court proceedings.

The assessment had been ordered by Nairobi Magistrate Peter Ouko after lawyers representing Sonko told the court that the former governor was unfit to stand trial on account of his bipolar condition.

On Monday, the court noted that the report dated March 11 noted that the former Governor’s mental health and speech are normal.

The report further noted that although Sonko is receiving treatment for a bipolar condition, it was established that it has not barred him from going about his daily business.

“With that finding I do believe that the activities entails attending court process,I therefore reconfirm the hearing dates given which starts on 29 this month,” the court ruled.

Last week, the prosecution dismissed an application to have a Ksh.10 million extortion case against Sonko adjourned on claims the ex-city boss was not fit to stand trial.

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