Governor Sonko taken ill

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 09:39 | By
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. Photo/PD/FILE

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, who is in police custody for graft related charges, was Monday evening rushed to the Kenyatta National Hospital for medical attention.

Anti-corruption court Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti in his ruling on Monday said the governor can be allowed to seek medical treatment while in remand.

The governor was taken ill  from the Kamiti Maximum Prison where he was taken after the ruling.

Sonko's lawyer Cecil Miller had told the court that the governor needed an urgent chest CT scan.

"He needs medical attention with the possibility of admission. Sonko did not assault police officers, instead, he was the one who was assaulted," Miller said.

The governor will know his fate on Wednesday when the court will rule whether to release him on bail or not.

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