× Digital News Videos Opinion Special Reports Lifestyle Central Coast Eastern Nairobi North Eastern Nyanza Rift Valley Western Business News Stocks Financial Standard Africa Asia America Europe Weird News Editorial Commentary Letters Crazy World Features Entertainment Money & Careers Health & Science Sci & Tech Home & Away Generation Next Cartoon Education Pointblank Environment Travel & Destination Columns Kipkoech Tanui uReport Kiambu Murang'a Nyandarua Kirinyaga Nyeri Baringo Bomet Elgeyo Kajiado Kericho Laikipia Nakuru Nandi Narok Samburu Trans Nzoia Turkana Mombasa Kwale Kilifi Tanariver Taita Taveta Kakamega Vihiga Bungoma Busia Siaya Kisumu Homabay Migori Kisii Nyamira Nairobi Uasin Gishu West Pokot Sunday Magazine The Hague Trial Kenya @ 50 Education and Training Health and Environment Insurance and Financial Security Housing Current Affairs Humour Makau Mutua David Oginde Clay Muganda Comand Your Morning Mohamed Wehliye Wednesday Life Alexander Chagema Arts & Culture Kamotho Waiganjo Barrack Muluka Xn Iraki Urban Rights - By Steve Ouma Branding Voice KCB Fredrick Ogola Sunday Magazine Wanja Kavengi Njoki Kaigai David Oginde Ken Opalo Daisy Maritim Houghton Irungu Hustle News Group Stages Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Finals Third Place play-offs Opinion Dr Pesa Podcasts Round Table Sepetuko Eve Woman Ramadhan Special Fact Check Correction Explainers The Standard Insider Blog E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Mbugua, county staff grilled over plot to cause chaos during Sonko hearing

By Mireri Junior | December 10th 2019 at 09:26:36 GMT +0300

East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP Simon Mbugua has been summoned for allegedly planning to use youths to cause chaos during Governor Mike Sonko’s bail ruling. [File, Standard]

EALA MP Simon Mbugua and Governor Mike Sonko's aide Peter Mugo have been questioned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for allegedly planning to use youths to cause chaos during Sonko’s bail application ruling on Wednesday.

The two are alleged to have been nabbed bribing youths to disrupt court proceedings during the hearing slated for 11am.  

Governor Sonko was remanded at Kamiti Maximum Prison after Anti-Corruption Magistrate Douglas Ogoti postponed his bail ruling.

The governor was, however, moved to Kenyatta National Hospital after falling sick at Kamiti.

Sonko was arrested last Friday after being linked to a Sh357 million irregular tender.

Before appearing in court on Monday, Sonko had spent two days in police custody.

The Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution had on Monday opposed Sonko's release on bail.

Sonko, along with several other Nairobi County officials, was arraigned before Magistrate Ogoti to answer to Sh357 million graft charges at City Hall.

He also faces assault charges in Voi in addition to other charges in a Mombasa court from his past activities.

The accused denied the charges and applied to be freed either on bond or cash bail amid strong opposition by the prosecution.

A battery of lawyers led by Leader of Majority in the Senate Kipchumba Murkomen, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr and Makueni MP Dan Maanzo turned up to defend him.

Other lawyers were Cecil Miller, Nelson Havi, Alphonse Mutinda, George Kithi, Michael Osundwa and Harrison Kinyanjui.

Read More