Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko fell ill in a police cell and needs urgent medical attention, his secretary Ben Mulwa claims.
Speaking to K24 Digital on Saturday, Mulwa said Sonko, who was arrested on Friday over graft claims, has stomach complications and that he sustained injuries on his arm during the dramatic arrest.
Mulwa indicated that he asked Sonko’s lawyer, Cecil Miller Jr, to make a formal request to authorities to allow him to seek treatment since his health condition is serious. Sonko is being detained at Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission’s cell pending arraignment on Monday after High Court judge John Onyiego denied him anticipatory bail on Friday.
Sonko, who is accused of misappropriating public funds totaling 357 million, was arrested in Voi, Taita Taveta County and airlifted to Nairobi to face graft-related charges. He will be charged alongside 15 other suspects including County Secretary Peter Mbugua, and members of the tender committee Patrick Mwangangi, Samuel Ndung’u, Edwin Kariuki, Lawrence Mwangi, and Preston Miriti.