Police boss Yakub who accused Sonko of assault in Voi withdraws case

Police boss Yakub who accused Sonko of assault in Voi withdraws case

Coast Regional Police Commander Rashid Yakub has filed an application to have to his assault case against Governor Sonko dropped.

Yakub in his application noted that he was not keen on continuing with the case, asking the court to consider the matter closed.

Sonko who was at the court did not take plea with his legal team welcoming the decision by the complainant to close the matter.

Sonko is expected at the same court room on Wednesday when Justice Fredrick Nyakundi will make a ruling.

Yakub who had filed an assault case said Sonko had kicked him on the thigh and insulted other officers during his dramatic arrest in Voi last December.

On December 7, the day Sonko was arrested, National Police Service spokesman Charles Owino accused the Governor of acts of lawlessness against police action.

“During the arrest, he became abusive, unruly and violent in an attempt to resist hence obstructing police officers from the lawful execution of their duties,” read the statement.

The office of the Inspector General of Police then said they would be preferring assault charges against Sonko.

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