Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko had a rough time since last Friday, 6th December, when the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Noordin Haji, ordered his arrest over corruption allegations.
Sonko appeared in court on Monday, 9th December, where 13 counts of corruption were read him.
Office of the DPP insists it has solid evidence linking Sonko to the charges levelled against him and other officers in Nairobi City County government.
At the centre of the prosecution’s case is Hardi Enterprises Limited, which was hired to provide garbage collection services in the capital city.
Two directors of the company, a man, and a woman, are said to have funded part of Sonko’s election campaigns in 2017, ahead of the General Election of August 8.
“Ksh3 million was moved from a bank account owned by Hardi Enterprises to Toddy Civil Engineering and on the same day transferred to a bank account belonging to the governor,” the prosecution told the court in its submission.
According to the prosecution, the company did not have machinery or trucks but passed the evaluation and was issued with a letter of award.
Haji-led investigations said that the trucks that the company used were never checked at the weighbridge as usually indicated .
The DPP further disclosed that some of the vehicles used bear the registration numbers of saloon cars.
This, the DPP says, is a breach of the Public Procurement and Assets Disposal Act.