Governor Sonko to face 3 assault charges over arrest drama
SEE ALSO :Court declines to stop Sonko impeachmentWhen Sonko was arrested at a road block and briefly held at the Voi SGR police station, crowds of local residents quickly massed outside, engaging police in running battles. Last week, the governor was arraigned at Milimani law courts, Nairobi, where he denied 19 counts of corruption. Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti released him on a Sh15 million cash bail. In the Voi case, police said they have served court summons to the governor to appear in court tomorrow to answer charges of assaulting Coast Regional Police Commander Rashid Yakub by kicking him on the thigh and insulting others during his dramatic arrest in Voi. His arraignment follows recommendation by the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji. "We have served the court summons to the governor’s Directorate of Communications offices in Nairobi because the governor has been barred from entering his offices,” said Kiprotich. The Standard has established that dozens of policemen have been summoned from Wundanyi and Mwatate to assist in beefing up security in town and around the law courts.
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