As the noose tightens around Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko’s neck following investigations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) showing that the governor received millions of shillings in a complex web of corruption where companies awarded tenders by the county sent money indirectly into his bank accounts, the man is now using social media to clean his name.
The hashtag on Twitter that his people are using is #EACCKenyaLies.
In an article in October, we exposed how Mike Sonko bribed EACC.
On Thursday, Justice James Makau declined to issue orders stopping EACC’s investigation of Mr Sonko and instead transferred them to the Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court.
“He has come to the constitutional court claiming his rights have been violated but I find that the issues he has raised touch on corruption, which is a preserve of the anti-corruption court,” ruled Justice Makau.
Sonko has today taken to Twitter through paid influcners to try to change the public perception of the case.
In reality, kwa ground vitu ni different.
Sonko is going down.
The money trail
After being sure that Mike Sonko will be the next Nairobi Governor, some companies aligned themselves with him.
The then Nairobi Senator received a boost from those companies, making him break procurement rules after he was sworn in as governor.
It is report that Sonko received around Ksh27 million from ROG Securities and Arbab Auto Limited.
The monies were mark-ups for works done for the Nairobi County Government.
This is how it happened
The National reports that during the period under investigation, Amaco sent Sh23.3 million to Arbab Auto Ltd, which in turn sent Mr Sonko Sh17 million. Yiro Enterprises Ltd and Web Tribe sent Sh14.1 million and Sh10 million respectively to ROG Securities Ltd. Out of this cumulated amounts, ROG sent Sh10.4 million to Mr Sonko.
Both the two companies that paid Sonko, Arbab Auto and ROG securities belong to Mike Sonko’s ally, Anthony Otieno Ombok aka Jamal.
The clurt was told that Mike Sonko received the bribes through his accounts held at Equity Bank.
He received bribes totalling to Ksh27.4 million in the following account numbers; 1580261402765, 1380262333608, 0350299195757 and 0020264389109.
Sonko actually started the latest onslaught on EACC through his social media pages. He painted EACC as corrupt and bribe receivers.
He has numerous times shared that ousted Nairobi County Assembly majority leader Abdi Guyo taking money to various people in order to fix him.
The web of corruption in this country is sickening.
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