“My life is in danger” Beatrice Elachi speaks moments after Sonko’s arrest


Nairobi County Assembly Speaker, Beatrice Elachi now says unknown number of men are trolling her car a few hours after the arrest of Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.

According to a report, Beatrice Elachi had initially made a sarcastic post on Facebook after the arrest of the Nairobi County boss. The post which included a photograph of President Uhuru Kenyatta read …”Lords of corruption doing everything humanly possible to take over Nairobi city. We are the people”

Beatrice Elachi in a statement says she will avail her to Central police station and seek refuge.

“I don’t know what I have done. I will be at Central police station anytime from now as my life is in danger out here” her comment on the post read.

Earlier, the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji ordered for the arrest and prosecution of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and nine other county officials over graft.

DPP Haji said the county officials will face charges of irregular procurement and payments amounting to Ksh 357, 390,299 million.

Other County officials facing charges are County Secretary Peter Mbugua Kariuki, Head Supply Chain Management Patrick Mwangangi, Members of the Negotiation, Tender Opening and Evaluation Committee Samuel Ndungu Mwangi, Edwin Kariuki Murimi, Lawrence Mwangi Mukuru, Preston Mwandiki Miriti, Senior Clerical Officers of Nairobi County Wambua Ndaka and Andrew Nyasiego.

The DPP said that Governor Sonko and senior County officials face charges of conflict of interest, unlawful acquisition of public property, money laundering and other economic crimes.

“I have found sufficient evidence to warrant prosecution and l have therefore ordered for the immediate arrest and arraignment in court of the Governor of Nairobi Hon Mike Mbuvi Sonko and other persons for the crimes of conflict of interest arising from having received monies from the County of Nairobi whilst serving as Governor, unlawful acquisition of public property, money laundering and other economic crimes,” said the DPP.

According to DPP Haji, the investigations done by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) found sufficient evidence to warrant prosecution.

The DPP warned the Governor that any attempts by his supporters to subvert the cause of justice will be dealt with according to the law.



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