Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is considering opening a probe into Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s massive wealth after he was indicted for corruption.
Sonko, who is accused of misappropriating public funds amounting to Sh357 million, was charged with various counts including conspiracy to commit an offense of corruption, failure to comply with procurement laws, conflict of interest, abuse of office, money laundering and unlawful acquisition of public property.
Sonko, who leads an expensive lifestyle, owns properties across the country, according to a report by Daily Nation. In addition to an unknown amount of cash in at least 15 bank accounts, Sonko owns 19 properties, 10 companies, and 24 high-end vehicles.
His known possessions in Nairobi include four residential homes in Nyari Estate, Buru Buru, Greenspan Estate and another in Nyayo Estate, Embakasi. Moreover, Sonko owns the Casuarina Bar and Restaurant in Buru Buru and Club Wakanda in Westlands, Nairobi.
Further to these, Sonko owns a residential property in Mua Hills, Machakos County known as Sonko family A and B and vast properties at the coast. In Kilifi County, he has a beach residential property in Kanamai named Sonko Family Resort, a hotel known as Salama Maridadi Beach Hotel and Club Volume in Shanzu, which stands on an acre parcel of land.
In Kwale County, Sonko owns a corner plot next to Equity Bank, Kimeramera Hotel, a 2.5-acre beach plot and a maisonette at Diani.
He has at least 10 registered companies under various names, including Sonko Rescue Team, Sesame Investment Limited, Prudoli Investment, Primix Enterprises, Metropolitan Star Lite Ltd, Marbir Media Limited, Cyprus Holdings, Ceceka Limited, and U&I Greenwich Co Ltd.
His vehicle fleet comprises high-end juggernauts, fire engines, buses, and saloon cars. For his transactions, Sonko operates more than 15 accounts in at least five local banks.