Governor Mike Sonko granted bail

Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko has been released on an sh15 million cash bail but barred from accessing office.

Sonko who has been in police custody for 5 days had applied for bail but the prosecution had asked the court to deny Sonko bail saying he is likely to interfere with investigations by intimidating witnesses.

The prosecution had argued that the governor was influential and wealthy and also claimed that he had incited county executive committee members against recording statements over other ongoing investigations.

However, Sonko through his lawyer Cecil Miller said he was assaulted during his arrest and pleaded to be released on bond saying his life was in danger.