Ex-Nairobi Governor Sonko’s Cases Halted by the Court
On Friday, March 19, High Court Judge Weldon Korir issued an order to temporarily halt the cases raised against former Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko.
In his ruling, Judge Weldon Korir established that Sonko’s arrest by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai did not accord him constitutional requirements and thereby issued a temporary order.
Justice Korir also noted that there was no rebuttal to the applicant’s deposition in the way he was arrested and arraigned as a result of statements he made in a public rally.
“From the applicant’s pleadings I sense a threat to the right to freedom of conscience, religion, belief, and opinion,” Judge Korir ruled.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko had moved to court challenging his arrest and prosecution.
According to the former Nairobi Governor, the police officers and the DPP had abused their office by arresting him which was an infringement of his human rights.
Sonko was released on March 5th after he was charged with terror-related charges, financing terror activities, and recruiting individuals with motives of taking part in terror activities.
Speaking after his release, Sonko thanked all the Kenyans who had been praying for him during the time.