Mike Sonko.

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to record a statement over remarks on poll chaos. DCI Chief George Kinoti yesterday directed Sonko to appear before the head of Serious Crimes Unit on Monday at 8am.

The former governor will be required to shed light on claims that together with the Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho, they planned poll chaos during the 2017 General Election. The summons by the DCI head of Serious Crime Unit Kuria Obadia come after Kibicho recorded a statement on Monday.

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The PS wants Sonko to be investigated over the remarks he made last Sunday at a function attended by Deputy President William Ruto in Dagoretti, Nairobi. The former governor claimed that together with the PS they planned chaos which were blamed on ODM supporters.  

Interior PS presser after recording a statement with DCI over Sonko utterances. [David Njaaga,Standard]

Kibicho has distanced himself from the allegations and accused Sonko of engaging in character assassination. The PS vowed to seek legal redress over the claims.

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“I am not at DCI as PS Interior, but as Karanja Kibicho, and Sonko shall give me answers if there’s law in this country. He must prove all the allegations he has accused me of. He better prepare some good lawyers because he has admitted to crime, and after he has dealt with that, he will have to deal with my character assassination case,” Kibicho said.

He added: “It's not okay for Sonko to keep making wild allegations against people. I have had enough. It’s clear he has no respect for the rule of law. You make allegations that you can defend.”