officers raid governor sonko's office to evict him

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Mike 'Sonko' Mbuvi

by Muthoni Kimani July 1, 2020

A team of 30 police officers invaded Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s office in Upper Hill, intending to evict him.

Governor’s communication officer Jacob Elkana Confirmed the report, as he told journalists that the police officers had accompanied some investigators after Sonko was banned from City Hall due to an ongoing corruption case against him.

However, the officers were forced out of the said premises by Sonko supporters.

Elkana went ahead and said Governor Sonko was acquiring the land where his office sits after it was gazetted in 2017.

Word has it that the land was valued at Sh500 million, but the Governor got into an agreement that he would purchase it at Sh498 million, of which as of today, he has already paid Sh144.6 million.

According to Elkana, the land served as the Governor’s campaign center in May 2017 and as a tallying center for the Jubilee party.

He added that the dispute, which started in 2016, forced the county boss to express interest in obtaining the land with his lawyers preparing for a court battle for its possession.

In 2019 The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) launched investigations into the controversial land, which is reported to belong to the Kenya Railways Corporation.