Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is an angry man as sources indicate he has begun demanding Ksh10,000,000 in bribe money advanced to EACC’s Head of Investigations Abdi Mohamud.
Governor Sonko who has been facing numerous accusations of corruption including garbage collection tenders was last week summoned again by EACC following revelations that he lied in his self-declaration form when he sought clearance to contest for governorship.
“The commission would like you to respond to these allegations and record a statement regarding the same. To this end, you are required to appear at the EACC headquarters integrity center, Nairobi, on November 5 at 10 am to facilitate investigations,” reads the letter dated October 28 addressed to the governor by the EACC Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak.
Sonko’s time at the helm of Nairobi County has been characterized by accusations of graft, intimidation and use of violence.
The Governor had hoped that by bribing Mr. Mohamud, his woes would end and the recent summons by the anti-graft agency has him seething with rage.
According to sources the Governor sent his enforcers to Mr. Mohamud early Monday morning after realizing he himself was being exposed on Twitter for receiving bribes in order to kill corruption cases.
The recent developments are a culmination of several exposés by different media houses on how Mr. Mohamud has been undermining the war om corruption leading EACC boss Twalib Mbarak to take a keen interest in all cases being handled by him.
Mbarak’s keen eye is what led him to the self-declaration form hence the new summons.
Our sources say the Governor is worried that should Mohamud be axed from EACC, his money will go down the drain.
Governor Sonko has also been threatening senior DCI officers who he had bribed claiming they are not giving the protection he paid for.
According to sources the threats by Governor Sonko have also been directed at several senior EACC officials with the Governor reminding them that he is wealthy enough to buy out and demolish Integrity Centre.
Sonko is not new to controversy as early this year he claimed he is worth more than the total budget or Nairobi county which currently stands at Ksh 32 billion.
In what can only seem like a Hollywood movie, Sonko also called State House aides who later spoke on condition of anonymity saying the Governor claimed he will stop supporting President Kenyatta if EACC does not drop its investigations into him.
Kenyans are now waiting to see whether EACC boss Mbarak will fire Mohamud and approve the prosecution of Governor Sonko for corruption.