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Former Governor Sonko, 16 others acquitted in Ksh357M graft case

Sonko alongside 16 others among them private liability companies had been accused of embezzling public funds to the tune of Ksh357 million from Nairobi County.

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko in court during the ruling of his case.

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko and 16 others have been acquitted in a 357M corruption case.

Anti-corruption Senior Principal Magistrate Eunice Nyutu said the prosecution failed to provide sufficient evidence to prove the case.

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The Magistrate cited numerous frustrations from the prosecution saying it bangled and abandoned its own case.

She has urged Parliament to make laws that hold Public Prosecutors who neglect their duties accountable.

In the case, Sonko alongside 16 others among them private liability companies had been accused of embezzling public funds to the tune of Ksh357 million from Nairobi County during his administration as the County Governor.

Others accused persons in the case included Peter Mbugua Kariuki, Patrick Mwangangi, Ndaka, Andrew Nyasiego and Lawrence Mwangi Mukuru, businessman Antony Otieno Ombok alias Jamal, Arbab Auto Limited, ROG Security Ltd and High Energy Petroleum Ltd.

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